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The Trump Administration Abandons Its Obligations to Trans Students

The Education Department says that claims of discrimination against transgender students are now outside its jurisdiction.

By Ian Thompson
January 16, 2018

Martin Luther King Stood for More Than Love

On MLK's birthday, we owe thanks to everyone who continues to work for racial justice with their backs as straight as can be.

By Jeffery Robinson
January 16, 2018

The People v. Donald Trump

In the first year of Trump’s presidency, the courts have acted exactly how the Founders intended them to.

By David Cole
January 16, 2018

Ending Mass Incarceration Is a Winner for Politicians

Politics driven by fear of crime had direct, destructive social costs.

By Inimai Chettiar, Udi Ofer
January 15, 2018

Members of Congress Just Voted to Give the Trump Administration Greater Spy Powers

The House passed a bill that would make the government's dangerous spying powers worse. It now goes to the Senate.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Elizabeth Beavers
January 11, 2018

How the ACLU Plans to Engage in the 2018 Midterm Elections

The ACLU's electoral work will be driven by its enduring commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.

By Faiz Shakir
January 11, 2018

How Poor Health Care Turned Walter Jordan’s Prison Sentence Into a Death Sentence

Arizona prisons are causing harm and death because of inadequate medical and mental health care.

By David Fathi
January 11, 2018

A Fourth Young Immigrant Woman Is Being Blocked by the Trump Administration From Obtaining an Abortion

The ACLU filed papers on behalf of yet another girl 17-year-old whose right to an abortion is being flagrantly disregarded.

By Brigitte Amiri
January 11, 2018

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