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Why I Help Escort Women to the Doors of Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

A clinic escort discusses her work and how she's preparing for a week of large anti-abortion protests at her clinic.

By Juliette Verlaque
July 21, 2017

Remembering Norman Dorsen

Dorsen was a civil liberties hero who guided the ACLU through one of its most challenging times.

By Susan N. Herman
July 21, 2017

North Carolina’s Rewrite of HB2 Is Nothing More Than a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

HB 142 still enshrines discrimination against trans people into state law.

By Chris Brook
July 21, 2017

The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel

Opinions on the Mideast conflict aside, the right to boycott is one of the brightest stars in our constitutional firmament.

By Brian Hauss
July 20, 2017

A Federal Appeals Court Just Shot Down Government Prayer on Steroids in North Carolina

The Fourth Circuit recognized that there are still limitations on invocations by governmental legislative bodies.

By Heather L. Weaver
July 19, 2017

How People Power Activists Are Driving Change

In its four short months of existence, People Power has had success after success nationwide.

By Faiz Shakir, Ronald Newman
July 19, 2017

The Drone Program in Pakistan Is One of the Government’s Worst-Kept Secrets

The government seems to claim in court that the drone program in Pakistan is an official "secret." That's plain absurd.

By Anna Diakun
July 18, 2017

Lawmakers in Texas Are Returning to the Capitol for More Anti-Trans Discrimination

The lives of transgender people are at stake as Texas convenes their special legislative session.

By Chase Strangio
July 18, 2017

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