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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

Millions Severed From the Body Politic

Criminal disenfranchisement harshly and unnecessarily denies productive members of our society a political voice.

By Deborah J. Vagins
March 19, 2015

Big Government v. Traumatized Defenseless Children = Justice?

Two immigration bills in Congress aim to gut the due process rights of traumatized children.

By Joanne Lin
March 18, 2015

Can You Think of a Better Way to Spend $7.2 Billion Than Unnecessarily Locking Up Nonviolent Offenders and Undocumented Immigrants?

The Bureau of Prisons' morally and economically unsustainable detention practices.

By Jesselyn McCurdy
March 16, 2015

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