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Jeff Sessions Slams the Door on Immigrants Desperate to Escape Domestic Violence

The Trump administration’s new asylum and deportation policies create illegal hurdles for women fleeing persecution.

By Sandra Park
August 16, 2018

Our Vision for Achieving Gender Justice In the Trump Era and Beyond

We will file a lawsuit every month for the next year to spotlight on-going gender discrimination.

By Lenora M. Lapidus
August 16, 2018

Court Strikes Down New Hampshire Law That Disenfranchised Voters Over Handwriting

Judge finds the state’s signature-match process to be “fundamentally flawed.”

By Julie Ebenstein
August 15, 2018

Here’s What Happens When We Allow Facial Recognition Technology in Our Schools

Facial recognition technology — unregulated, prone to error, and poorly understood — is being rapidly rolled out in schools.

By Toni Smith-Thompson
August 15, 2018

'Do We Deserve to Kill?' The Answer Is 'No' After Nebraska's Latest Execution

Nebraska’s fentanyl execution was only possible because the state delayed Moore’s execution for nearly four decades — depleting his will to fight.

By Brian Stull
August 14, 2018

This Woman’s Endless Ordeal Shows How the Watchlisting System Harms Innocent People

We’re filing a complaint with the government to stop unfair treatment by TSA and U.S. border officers every time she travels.

By Hugh Handeyside
August 14, 2018

US’s Largest Organization of Lawyers Agrees That Courts Must Stop Treating People Like ATMs

Last week, the ABA unanimously adopted 10 guidelines on ending debtors’ prisons and other practices that criminalize poor people.

By Nusrat Choudhury, Emily Dindial
August 13, 2018

12 Things Other Countries Have Done to Promote Gender Equity

As we fight for gender justice in America, here’s some inspiration from around the world.

By Louise Melling
August 13, 2018

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