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Victory! Court Allows Wikimedia’s Challenge to NSA Surveillance to Go Forward

We’re one step closer to ensuring that secret, warrantless spying will be subject to scrutiny in the public courts.

By Ashley Gorski
May 23, 2017

Why the ACLU Has Called for an Investigation but Not Impeachment Now

The rule of law demands we not rush to judgment. President Trump can only be impeached if the facts support it.

By David Cole
May 23, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Will Have Blood on His Hands if He Signs Two Anti-LGBTQ Bills Before Him

Two anti-LGBTQ bills are heading to the governor for his signature. He should veto them or reap the consequences.

By Chase Strangio
May 22, 2017

This FBI Whistleblower and Former Undercover Agent Talks the Comey Firing, the Russia Investigation, and What We Can Expect From a Trump FBI

The former FBI special agent warns against the reemergence of a politicized FBI and its threat to civil liberties.

By Matthew Harwood
May 22, 2017

There Is No Getting Around the Fact That Restricting Abortion Access Has Economic Consequences for Women

Government must do more to support women who want to have children and women who don’t.

By Jennifer Dalven
May 19, 2017

Trump’s Version of the ‘Global Gag Rule’ Threatens Global Health and Free Speech

This will have a devastating impact on global health — particularly for women and families — as well as on free speech.

By Esha Bhandari, Georgeanne M. Usova
May 19, 2017

States’ Rights Arguments Aren’t Just for Segregationists

Federalism throws a principled wrench into President Trump's deportation machine.

By Susan N. Herman
May 19, 2017

Home Is Where My Fear Lives. Here’s My Story of Being Black in Madison County, Mississippi.

Being Black in Madison County, Mississippi, means fearing the police and knowing your rights aren’t equal.

By Quinnetta Manning
May 18, 2017

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