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The Hypocrisy of William Barr's Spying Claims

Lawyers from Barr’s Justice Department are trying to block a federal court from holding the government accountable for its surveillance of Americans.

By Ashley Gorski
June 3, 2019

Who Controls Our Genes? Congress Is Deciding Right Now and It Could Harm Our Health.

Draft legislation will try to undo Supreme Court precedent forbidding patenting of human genes.

By Sandra Park, Kate Ruane
June 3, 2019

Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Will Keep Foster Children From Having a Loving Home

We’re suing the Department of Health and Human Services to keep a license to discriminate out of South Carolina’s foster care system.

By Leslie Cooper
May 30, 2019

The Government Needs to Get a Warrant if It Wants Access to Our Private Health Information

Choosing between obtaining health care and giving up one’s privacy rights is no choice at all.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
May 29, 2019

Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful’ Wall Crumbles in Court

For the first time, a federal judge made clear to President Trump he couldn’t get his wall by illegally diverting taxpayer money.

By Dror Ladin
May 25, 2019

DHS Is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement

As ICE detention numbers reach record high, new reports are extremely troubling.

By Naureen Shah
May 24, 2019

Black Trans Women Are Being Murdered in the Streets. Now the Trump Administration Wants to Turn Us Away From Shelters and Health Care.

Two new rules from the Trump Administration will leave transgender people vulnerable to violence, discrimination, and even death.

By LaLa B Holston-Zannell
May 24, 2019

When President Trump Rejects Congressional Subpoenas, He Rejects the Constitution and the Powers It Gave Congress

What President Trump objects to so strenuously is nothing more than a system of accountability.

By David Cole
May 24, 2019

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