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The Week That Was

The Week That Was

By Steve Shapiro, ACLU at 4:39pm

This has been quite a week for the ACLU and for civil liberties.

On Monday, the federal government released a previously secret memo setting forth the Justice Department's legal rationale for the drone killing of Anwar al-Aulaqi, an American…

Why More Women on the Supreme Court Matters

Why More Women on the Supreme Court Matters

By Steve Shapiro, ACLU at 11:52am

I graduated law school in 1975. The first woman was not appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court for another six years. Sandra Day O'Connor remained the only woman on the Supreme Court until 1993, when she was joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Today,…

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