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Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful’ Wall Crumbles in Court

For the first time, a federal judge made clear to President Trump he couldn’t get his wall by illegally diverting taxpayer money.

By Dror Ladin
May 25, 2019

DHS is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement

As ICE detention numbers reach record high, new reports are extremely troubling.

By Naureen Shah
May 24, 2019

Black Trans Women Are Being Murdered in the Streets. Now the Trump Administration Wants to Turn Us Away From Shelters and Health Care.

Two new rules from the Trump Administration will leave transgender people vulnerable to violence, discrimination, and even death.

By LaLa B Holston-Zannell
May 24, 2019

When President Trump Rejects Congressional Subpoenas, He Rejects the Constitution and the Powers it Gave Congress

What President Trump objects to so strenuously is nothing more than a system of accountability.

By David Cole
May 24, 2019

Alabama Is Trying to Ban Abortion. Today We Filed Suit to Stop Them.

Abortion is a right and this attack on abortion rights won’t succeed.

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas
May 24, 2019

An Outright Reversal of Roe V. Wade Isn’t All We Should Fear

The anti-abortion movement can decimate the right to abortion even without getting it overturned.

By Louise Melling
May 23, 2019

We’re Suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to Release the Records He’s Hiding From Arizonans.

Prosecutorial transparency serves everyone. But in Maricopa County, Arizona, secrecy trumps transparency, and the people suffer for it.

By Jared Keenan, Somil Trivedi
May 22, 2019

It’s New Hampshire’s Time to Repeal the Death Penalty

The last state in New England with capital punishment is on the precipice of repeal.

By Jeanne Hruska
May 22, 2019

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