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Governors Can Succeed in Criminal Justice Reform Where Legislatures Fail

Gubernatorial power is an untapped resource in the fight against structural racism and mass punishment.

By Hamida Labi
June 24, 2019

Immigrant Kids Keep Dying in CBP Detention Centers, and DHS Won’t Take Accountability

The death toll continues to climb as the government argues against following legal guidelines.

By Cynthia Pompa
June 24, 2019

As Trump Tweets Hateful Threats, States are Protecting Immigrant Rights

In the midst of the extreme rhetoric and reality, people across the country, and state legislatures, are finding common ground on immigration.

By Naureen Shah
June 21, 2019

Supreme Court Undermines Religious Neutrality In Permitting Giant Governmental Cross

The decision ignores our constitutional commitment to official religious neutrality.

By Daniel Mach, Heather L. Weaver
June 20, 2019

Waking the Sleeping Giant: After Some States Pass Abortion Bans, Other States Pass New Protections

Our right to abortion shouldn't depend on where we live.

By Jessica Arons
June 18, 2019

Black Boys Aren’t “Wolf Packs” and Abusive Prosecutors Aren’t “Lone Wolves”

Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” brings to light the racism that turned five innocent boys into the so-called “Central Park Five.”

By Somil Trivedi, Nusrat Choudhury
June 18, 2019

Homan’s Appointment as Trump ‘Border Czar’ Will Continue the Administration’s Cruel Border Policies

Homan was one of the architects of Trump’s family separation policy.

By Brian Tashman
June 14, 2019

Patients’ Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care

We’re suing the Trump administration today over a rule that allows health care providers to refuse care based on religious or moral beliefs.

By Lindsey Kaley
June 11, 2019

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