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Holding the Trump Administration Accountable for Missing Deadlines to Reunify Families

We asked the court for some remedies to address the government’s non-compliance with court orders.

By Stacy Sullivan
July 12, 2018

The Trump Administration Is Hiding a Crucial Report on NSA Spying Practices

The ACLU is demanding that Trump release a privacy watchdog’s report.

By Ashley Gorski
July 12, 2018

‘Back Up, Motherfuckers,’ A Cop Yells at Kids With His Gun Drawn

The video of a Texas police officer drawing his gun on kids is a perfect example of why police need de-escalation training.

By Kali Cohn
July 12, 2018

When Your Constitutional Rights Are Violated but You Lose Anyway

The Supreme Court must close an unjust loophole it created, which allows constitutional misconduct to go unpunished.

By Emma Andersson
July 11, 2018

Nevada Plans to Execute Prisoner Using a Risky and Experimental Drug Cocktail

The state will use a controversial execution drug known to have played a part in numerous botched executions.

By Amy Rose
July 11, 2018

The Supreme Court Doesn't Have to Overturn Roe to Decimate Abortion Rights

A new Supreme Court could effectively decimate women’s access to abortion, even without overturning Roe outright.

By Talcott Camp
July 10, 2018

Family Separation in Court: What You Need to Know

Reunifications, government foot-dragging, and a federal judge determined to hold the administration accountable.

By Amrit Cheng
July 10, 2018

The 14th Amendment Was Intended to Achieve Racial Justice — And We Must Keep It That Way

We cannot take the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law for granted, especially today.

By Dennis Parker
July 9, 2018

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