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Florida Supreme Court Reminds Politicians That Women Are Capable of Making Their Own Decisions

The state’s high court blocked a law that unnecessarily makes women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

By Julia Kaye
February 17, 2017

Trump Effort To Protect Cops Doesn't Match Facts

Civilians are still at a greater risk of dying at the hands of police.

By Jeffery Robinson
February 17, 2017

Why a Jewish Organization Is Suing to Stop the Muslim Ban

We assist refugees today not because they are Jewish, but because we are Jewish.

By Mark Hetfield
February 15, 2017

This Virginia County Denied a Necessary Permit to Build a Mosque, and It Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

Since 1992, the county approved 25 “pump and haul” permits. The only one it denied was for a mosque.

By Rebecca Guterman
February 14, 2017

Are U.S. Agents Carrying Out Trump’s Muslim Ban at Airports in Canada and Ireland? We Aim to Find Out.

U.S. immigration “preclearance” facilities at foreign airports might be breaking those countries’ antidiscrimination laws.

By Sarah Mehta
February 13, 2017

The ACLU Teamed Up With a Community of Brooklyn Dancers to Create a ‘Know Your Rights’ Video for Stop and Frisk Encounters

THE D.R.E.A.M. RING wants you to know your rights when stopped by police, and they're dropping knowledge through dance.

By Jeffery Robinson
February 10, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Reminds President Trump That There Are Limits to His Executive Power

The judiciary's response to Donald Trump's travel ban has been a remarkable and unambiguous defeat for the president.

By David Cole
February 10, 2017

The ACLU Is in Dublin, Ireland, Today Defending the Right to Privacy for Europeans and Americans Alike

Facebook is cross-examining an ACLU privacy lawyer about U.S. government surveillance.

By Patrick Toomey, Neema Singh Guliani
February 10, 2017

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