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It's Congress' Turn: What Meaningful Surveillance Reform Looks Like

How the USA Freedom Act can be improved in the wake of last week’s landmark surveillance ruling.

By Neema Singh Guliani
May 11, 2015

The McConnell Surveillance Flip-Flop

Over 50 groups, including privacy and gun rights advocates, protest McConnell's push to give the Patriot Act five more years.

By Neema Singh Guliani
May 6, 2015

Senator John McCain Is Pushing an Extreme Border-Security Bill That Tramples on the Environment

The legislation would give the Department of Homeland Security border-security powers it doesn’t even want.

By Chris Rickerd
May 5, 2015

Congress Just Launched Its First Strike Against Women and LGBT People Under the Guise of Defending Religious Liberty.

The ACLU is standing with LGBT and women’s advocates to stop it.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
April 22, 2015

There is Bipartisan Agreement on the ‘Uncivility’ of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Politicians in Washington are ready for reform.

By Kanya Bennett, Nkechi Taifa
April 20, 2015

Ted Cruz Wants to Use Religion to Discriminate in Our Nation's Capital

Washington, DC, passed two local anti-discrimination bills. Members of Congress are trying to block them from taking effect.

By Michael W. Macleod-Ball
April 14, 2015

Apple Made the Right Call on Fair-Hiring Practices. Uncle Sam Should Follow Its Lead.

President Obama should direct federal agencies and contractors to adopt fair-hiring practices.

By Ruthie Epstein
April 14, 2015

DHS Sends Troublingly Mixed Messages on Secure Communities Reform

ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña goes up to the Hill and contradicts her boss's approach on federal immigration detainers.

By Chris Rickerd
March 20, 2015

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