On June 5, 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world, providing proof that Americans were being spied on by their own government. Some praised him as a hero, others condemned him as a traitor, but there was general consensus that the NSA had severely overstepped its bounds.
For the second time in just one month, late last night the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation – this time as an amendment to an appropriations bill that will now move to the Senate – aimed at reining in NSA abuse.
By Rachel Nusbaum, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:13am
Whether you spent your weekend watching the Tony Awards, the Belmont Stakes, or the NBA finals, the important thing to keep in mind is that even though the weekend is over there is still plenty of excitement to be had in the days ahead.
Last week I spoke at a rally at the Federal Communications Commission as its commissioners considered new rules regarding net neutrality – the premise that internet providers shouldn’t get to decide what you can see or say online.
By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:32am
One week until the unofficial start of summer, folks. With Memorial Day and DC's inevitable barrage of heat waves around the corner, it's easy to forget that Election Day is less than six months away. That leaves us with limited time to pass all of…
Forty years ago today, "Battling Bella" Abzug, a member of Congress from New York and a trailblazer for women, introduced a bill to protect gay people from discrimination for the first time in American history. The Equality Act of 1974 would have banned…
By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:56am
Ladies and gentleman, the tinsel has left the town. Last Saturday was the one event in D.C. that is guaranteed to bring the stars to our fair nation's capital: the White House Correspondent's Dinner, a.k.a. Nerd Prom.