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Pompeo’s New "Human Rights" Commission is Up To No Good

The Trump administration appears to be trying to find new moral footing for the president’s discriminatory policies.

By Jamil Dakwar, Sonia Gill
July 12, 2019

CBP Can’t Detain Domestic Flight Passengers for Refusing Suspicionless ID Checks

The Constitution protects passengers deplaning domestic flights just as it protects people on the street or in a car.

By Hugh Handeyside, Anna Diakun
July 11, 2019

The Trump Administration’s Proposed “Mixed Status” Housing Rule Is Another Form of Family Separation

HUD's proposed rule would rip families apart and exacerbate the homelessness crisis.

By Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski, Linda Morris
July 10, 2019

I Spent 16 Months in Solitary Confinement and Now I’m Fighting to End It

A new report proves that the degrading conditions in solitary confinement continue to harm people and communities.

By Kiana Calloway
July 3, 2019

Thousands of Voices Are Telling the Supreme Court: Don’t Roll Back LGBTQ Rights

Businesses, women CEOs, civil rights organizations, Republicans tell the Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ employees like Aimee Stephens and Don Zarda.

By Ria Tabacco Mar
July 3, 2019

Why the ACLU Is Suing Florida For Its New Poll Tax

The law forces returning citizens with criminal records to pay for the right to vote.

By Julie Ebenstein, Orion Danjuma
June 28, 2019

How to Help Families at the Border Right Now

We know that a better future is possible, and we at the ACLU, along with our supporters and allies, are daring to create it.

June 28, 2019

Georgia Tried to Ban Abortion, So We Sued.

Abortion bans place people in danger, and Georgia’s is no exception.

By Talcott Camp
June 28, 2019

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