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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Speaks in Code. Here’s What He’s Really Saying.

When Jeff Sessions talks about the “war on drugs” or “tough on crime” policies, he’s engaging in double speak.

By Jeffery Robinson
July 25, 2017

CIA Torture Psychologists Compare Themselves to Nazi Poison Gas Manufacturer as Defense

As we know from Nuremberg, contractors are accountable when they provide unlawful means for and profit from war crimes.

By Dror Ladin
July 25, 2017

Trump Administration Can’t Deport 1,400 Iraqi Nationals Who Fear Persecution, Torture, or Death … For Now.

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in our class action case, allowing detainees crucial time to reopen cases.

By Bonsitu A Kitaba-Gaviglio
July 25, 2017

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

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