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Keeping Children in the Classroom and out of the Courtroom

The best sentencing reform is keeping kids out the justice system in the first place.

By Jennifer Bellamy
July 22, 2015

The Disingenuous First Amendment Defense Act Is Indiana on Steroids

The bill is a parade of horribles that would permit taxpayer-funded discrimination.

By Ian S. Thompson
July 20, 2015

Should Companies Be Forced to Enable Surveillance and Compromise Security? The Government Thinks So.

The Department of Justice believes in the impossible: backdoors that only the U.S. government can exploit.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 9, 2015

Unbowed, Undaunted, and Bold: Restoring Abortion Coverage and Achieving Reproductive Justice

New federal legislation, the EACH Woman Act, provides health insurance coverage for abortion.

By Vania Leveille
July 8, 2015

Viral Photo Highlights Need for Action In Support Of LGBT Youth

Congress should pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act and hold public schools accountable for anti-LGBT discrimination.

By Ian S. Thompson
July 7, 2015

2 Sneaky Ways Women’s Rights Are Being Threatened Right Now

Appropriations bills aim to strip women’s access to healthcare.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
June 26, 2015

Can Congress Stand Up Against Voter Suppression?

Two years after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Congress still needs to act.

By Tyler Ray
June 25, 2015

What’s Next for Surveillance Reform After the USA Freedom Act

Many in Congress aren’t content with the modest reforms in the USA Freedom Act. They want more, and so do we.

By Neema Singh Guliani
June 3, 2015

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