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A Federal Judge Denounced the ‘Egregious Conditions’ of Border Patrol Holding Cells: Will Anything Change?

Immigrants in border detention facilities are still being held in cruel and degrading conditions.

By James Lyall, Chris Rickerd
August 31, 2015

The Most Important Step President Obama Can Take to Stop the Use of Religion to Discriminate

Bush-era hangover memos continue to allow taxpayer-funded discrimination.

By Ian S. Thompson
August 20, 2015

The Chamber of Commerce Needs to Get Its Facts Straight on CISA

The legislation isn’t about cybersecurity. It’s about surveillance.

By Nathaniel Turner
August 13, 2015

Everyone Agrees the Senate’s Cyber Bill is Terrible. So Why Is It Moving?

Even DHS is joining the chorus of experts who agree that CISA is terrible.

By Nathaniel Turner
August 4, 2015

A Surveillance Bill by Any Other Name Smells Just As Foul

An impressive coalition has formed to oppose a new surveillance bill masquerading as cybersecurity legislation.

By Nathaniel J. Turner
July 28, 2015

A Bill Up for a House Vote Today to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Won’t Improve Public Safety. It Will Undermine It.

The ACLU joins law enforcement to oppose House bill aimed at gutting community trust policies.

By Joanne Lin
July 23, 2015

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

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