The Gamut

All of the ACLU blogs in one place

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Raises More Concerns That She Will Be Bad for Public Education and Civil Rights

Trump’s nominee for education secretary takes a dismal view of federal protections for students with disabilities.

By Ian Thompson
January 19, 2017

President Trump, Please Don’t Roll Back Progress on Trans Rights. My Son’s Counting on You.

Gavin Grimm's mom hopes President Donald Trump will resist the bigotry of his supporters who want to roll back trans rights.

By Deirdre Grimm
January 19, 2017

Instead of Certain Death, Chelsea Manning Now Has a Chance at Life

Chelsea Manning will now have the ability to live her life as the person she was born to be.

By Chase Strangio
January 18, 2017

I’m a Refugee. In America, I Felt Safe for the First Time. Now All I Feel Is Fear.

President Trump has been hostile to Muslim refugees, and I worry my neighbors will take his words as a license to hate.

By Sharefa Daw
January 18, 2017

The Federal Trademark Office Won’t Protect Our Band’s Name, The Slants, Because It Says the Name Is Racist. We’re All Asian-American, By the Way.

In the name of protecting us against racism, the Patent and Trademark Office denied us our rights based on race.

By Simon Tam
January 18, 2017

President Obama's Commutation of Chelsea Manning's Sentence Most Likely Saved Her Life

With the commutation of the whistleblower's sentence, President Obama shows that he understands the meaning of clemency.

By James Esseks
January 17, 2017

Why Are DC Police Keeping Their Body Cameras Off During Inauguration and the Women’s March?

Is the ACLU hypocritical when it comes to police and filming?

By Jay Stanley
January 17, 2017

Will Trump’s Inauguration Be the Day Clemency Died?

The inauguration of the “law and order” president could spell doom for nonviolent offenders who deserve a second chance.

By Jason Hernandez
January 17, 2017

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