A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a controversial Kansas law barring the state from contracting with supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement aimed at Israel over its ongoing treatment of the Palestinians.
On Monday, the ACLU is sending a letter to the head of New Jersey’s prison system, demanding that some state prisons lift their ban on inmates reading The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander’s award-winning book that details how the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have devastated people of color.
Donald Trump can’t disappear American citizens.
On Tuesday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on the behalf of Guadalupe Plascencia, a 60-year-old San Bernardino grandmother, who claims that she was jailed and detained by ICE in March despite the fact that she is a U.S. citizen.
On Tuesday night, the Department of Justice dropped its appeal to fight a court order that allowed two undocumented teenagers—known as Jane Roe (now determined to be 19 years old) and Jane Poe (17 years old)—who were held in immigration detention centers to get abortions. One is 10 weeks pregnant; the other is about…
The government already has lost one case for trying to block an undocumented teenager in federal custody from having an abortion. Now, officials are under fire again for the same rights violations, including forcing immigrants in custody who want an abortion to attend right–wing, religious, anti–abortion “counseling.”
A federal judge has ruled against President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender troops in the U.S. military for the second time.
Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation comes out on Friday, and Swift has kicked off her album release week by getting into a tiff with none other than the American Civil Liberties Union. (My god, 2017 is truly going off the rails.)
One week after an undocumented 17-year-old known as “Jane Doe” was allowed to exercise her constitutional right to an abortion by a panel of federal judges, officials for the Department of Justice have filed a petition with the Supreme Court protesting her abortion and demanding that the attorneys who represent Doe be…
Time is running out for Jane Doe, an unaccompanied, undocumented minor who only has a few weeks to obtain an abortion before she becomes 20 weeks, at which point Texas law bans the procedure.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose approach to undocumented immigration is exceedingly cruel even by Republican standards, has found a new ideological battle to wage at a very personal level: preventing a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from seeking an abortion.
For nearly a century, the American Civil Liberties Union has vehemently defended free speech, which includes protecting white nationalists’ First Amendment rights. On Saturday, however, the ACLU’s commitment to free speech was tested after it defended Unite the Right, a group of white nationalists who hosted the…
Una estudiante de tercer año de la preparatoria en Nueva York fue detenida en una cárcel de inmigración porque supuestamente fue vista con estudiantes sospechosos de ser miembros de la pandilla MS-13, según un informe del noticiero WNYC.
A high school junior in New York was detained for a month in an immigration jail for allegedly being seen with fellow students suspected of being members of the gang MS-13, according to a Monday report from WNYC.
Cuando el presidente Donald Trump visitó al condado de Suffolk en Nueva York la semana pasada, presumió de la campaña en contra de la pandilla MS-13 que se lleva a cabo en esta dependencia. Vincent DeMarco, el sheriff del condado de Suffolk, valoró ayer en una entrevista para el programa Fox & Friends lo “muy…
Abortion activists are celebrating two major victories in Alabama and Arkansas after federal judges blocked a series of laws on Friday that would place an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
When President Donald Trump visited Suffolk County, NY, last week, he did so in large part to tout the community’s ongoing campaign against the MS-13 gang—a message praised as “very important” by Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco in an interview on Monday’s Fox & Friends that Trump was quick to share.
In a historic legal development, victims of the CIA’s post–9/11 program of kidnapping “terror suspects” and holding them at secret locations throughout the world where they were horribly tortured will finally see a trial courtroom.
A green card-holding immigrant from China who has lived in New York for almost 20 years was arrested by immigration authorities and detained for over eight months without a bond hearing while he awaited deportation proceedings on nonviolent charges from five years previously, it emerged this week.