May 19, 2016
Clemency Project 2014 Surpasses 1,000 Submitted Clemency Petitions
WASHINGTON — Last week, Clemency Project 2014 surpassed the milestone of 1,000 clemency petitions submitted to the Office of the Pardon Attorney, with many more nearing submissio...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
May 18, 2016
House Introduces Bill to Modify RFRA to Prevent Discrimination and Harm
WASHINGTON — With support from the American Civil Liberties Union, Reps. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) today introduced the Do No Harm Act in Congress to ensure t...
May 17, 2016
Federal Court Orders Kansas to Register Thousands of Voters Who Have Been Blocked From Doing So
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal court has ordered Kansas to register thousands of eligible voters who have been blocked from doing so. The state must begin registering them effecti...
Issue Areas: Voting Rights
May 13, 2016
ACLU Comment on Sheriff Arpaio Contempt Ruling
PHOENIX — A federal court has found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his top deputies in contempt for repeatedly violating court orders to stop racially profiling Latinos a...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
May 13, 2016
ACLU Comment on HHS Rule Implementing Nondiscrimination Provision of the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would, among other aspects, prohibit ...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
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