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Arkansas’s Reckless Plan to Execute 8 Men in 10 Days Could End in State-Sanctioned Torture Before Death

Rushing to execute eight prisoners before an execution drug expires is callous and cruel.

By Brian Stull
March 20, 2017

Secretary Price, Don’t Mess With People With Disabilities' Freedom

People with disabilities should have the freedom to make the basic choices that most Americans take for granted.

By Ari Ne'eman
March 17, 2017

What Does Nonpartisanship Look Like in the Age of Trump?

As the ACLU embarks on a new chapter of grassroots organizing, it will maintain its commitment to nonpartisanship.

By Anthony D. Romero
March 17, 2017

Two Courts Find That, Yes, It Was a Muslim Ban All Along

Courts in Hawaii and Maryland ruled against the president’s executive order in another stinging rebuke of the president.

By Omar Jadwat
March 16, 2017

Kalief Browder’s Tragic Death and the Criminal Injustice of Our Bail System

The cash bail system in America damages and takes lives.

By Udi Ofer
March 15, 2017

Trump Is Considering Expanding Killing Powers Abroad. The Consequences for Civilians Will Be Disastrous.

Loosening Obama-era rules on drone strikes would effectively turn more of the world into Trump's claimed battlefield.

By Hina Shamsi
March 15, 2017

¿Los agentes fronterizos pueden inspeccionar sus dispositivos electrónicos? Es un tema complicado.

Aquí hay algunas precauciones que usted puede tomar al prepararse para viajar.

By Esha Bhandari, Nathan Freed Wessler, Noa Yachot
March 14, 2017

The 'Freedom Cities' Campaign: Resistance Through Progress at the Local Level

A new platform will provide a concrete plan for activists to build the country they want to see, one community at a time.

By Ronald Newman
March 11, 2017

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