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Will the Momentum to Stop Solitary Grind to a Halt Under Trump?

I’ve spent time in solitary, and I’m not hopeful President Trump will end the barbaric practice.

By James Burns
January 20, 2017

Here Is the ACLU's 7-Point Plan of Action to Take on the Trump Administration

Since Election Day, we've been prepping for an administration whose stated policies will be an assault on the Constitution.

By Anthony D. Romero
January 19, 2017

In First of Many, ACLU FOIA Request Seeks Information About the New President’s Conflicts of Interests

The Trump transition has exposed potential conflicts of interest that could already be violating the Constitution.

By Brett Max Kaufman
January 19, 2017

As Trump Takes Office, Tens of Thousands Have Taken #PeoplesOath. Have You?

ACLU launches campaign to show President Trump that the people are watching.

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

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