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Fight Censorship at the Border

By James Freedland, ACLU at 6:47pm
Tomorrow in a Boston federal court, Melissa Goodman of the ACLU National Security Project will be challenging the federal government’s refusal to grant a visa to respected South African scholar Adam Habib. Back in the fall, the State Department denied Habib a visa after months of inaction, claiming that he is banned because he has “engaged in terrorist activities,” but the government failed to explain the basis for its inflammatory accusation, let alone provide even a shred of evidence to prove it.

Ballot Insecurity

By James Freedland, ACLU at 4:53pm

With the election season in full swing, the timing is perfect for the release of a new book called American Crisis, Southern Solutions, a collection of essays that discusses the state of the nation from a distinctly Southern perspective. Call me biased,…

Count Every Vote in Ohio

By James Freedland, ACLU at 2:07pm
Today, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court against Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to block the usage of a voting system that prevents voters from fixing mistakes on their ballots. In December,…

High Court Hears Voter ID Case Tomorrow

By James Freedland, ACLU at 9:28pm
The most important voting story tomorrow won't be who won the New Hampshire primary. No, the big event will be unfolding at the Supreme Court. Tomorrow the high court will be hearing Crawford v. Marion County, the ACLU's challenge to Indiana's most-restrictive-in-the-nation…

Democracy Wins in Georgia Voting Rights Challenge

By James Freedland, ACLU at 12:12pm
A voting rights victory in Georgia was long overdue, but now there's cause for celebration. Ever since the state enacted its draconian voter ID law in 2005, Georgia has been at the center of the voting rights storm. Recently, a group of local activists…
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