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Suffolk County Police Won’t Disclose How It’s Helping ICE Lock Up Innocent Students

So far the department has failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Law request about its relationship with ICE.

By Stefanie Coyle, Irma Solis
April 12, 2018

The Victory in Anchorage Belongs to the Transgender Community

The defeat of an anti-trans ballot measure happened by putting transgender people front and center.

By James Esseks
April 12, 2018

The Senate Is an Outdated Workplace Unsuited to New Moms

Tammy Duckworth just gave birth to a baby girl. Now she could be prevented from doing her job.

By Lenora M. Lapidus
April 12, 2018

The Lakeith Smith Case Demonstrates the System’s Brokenness

Some of the prosecutorial tactics used against Smith are the very ones reformers want to change.

By Portia Allen-Kyle
April 12, 2018

Automatic Voter Registration Is on the Rise

Pushing back on Trump’s anti-voter agenda, states are making real progress.

By Brian Tashman
April 11, 2018

50 Years After the Fair Housing Act, Tenants Are Still Fending Off Landlords’ Sexual Demands

It’s time to talk about sexual harassment in housing.

By Sandra Park
April 11, 2018

Kentucky Abortion Ban, Here We Go Again

ACLU sues the state of Kentucky for blocking access to abortion.

By Amber Duke
April 11, 2018

The Crime-Fraud Exception in the Michael Cohen Case

No one — not even the president — can be allowed to exploit the privilege to engage in crime.

By David Cole
April 10, 2018

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