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Stripped of Their Rights

In 2011, guards at an Illinois prison violated the constitution when they carried out a mass strip-search of incarcerated women.

By Anjana Samant, Sarah Andrea Esteban
August 27, 2019

The Death Penalty in 2018: A Punishment on the Decline

We have much to celebrate in 2018, and much work towards abolition in the years ahead.

By Anna Arceneaux
December 21, 2018

Trump Administration Recommends Slashing Civil Rights Protections for Students of Color

A federal commission’s post-Parkland recommendations include reversing an Obama-era guidance on racial disparities in school discipline.

By Sarah Hinger, Jennifer Bellamy
December 19, 2018

Why the ACLU Opposes Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the Supreme Court

The ACLU board concluded sexual assault allegations raised enough doubt to warrant opposing a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

By Susan N. Herman
October 3, 2018

Louisiana Mayor Caves on Attempted Ban of Nike Products

The city of Kenner’s policy of preventing booster clubs from buying or accepting delivery of Nike products is unconstitutional.

By Alanah Odoms Hebert , Brian Hauss
September 12, 2018

Can the Wall Between Church and State Survive Brett Kavanaugh?

The Supreme Court nominee’s testimony this week signals an intent to weaken the separation of church and state.

By Heather L. Weaver
September 7, 2018

Congress, Don't Throw More Money at Donald Trump’s Weaponized Department of Homeland Security

A bigger DHS budget would reward the White House’s cruel immigration enforcement policies of detention and deportation.

By Chris Rickerd
September 5, 2018

Jeff Sessions Slams the Door on Immigrants Desperate to Escape Domestic Violence

The Trump administration’s new asylum and deportation policies create illegal hurdles for women fleeing persecution.

By Sandra Park
August 16, 2018

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