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Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.
Why did Obama administration lawyers refuse to discount the possibility, even for First Amendment–protected speech?
Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?
The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
Tarek Mehanna got seventeen years in prison for translating a document.
Could litigation over the Occupy movement strengthen First Amendment rights for protesters?
A GOP win in November would move the most conservative bench in history even further to the right.
The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.
To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.
A former ACLU attorney points out that corporate spending on political campaigns is not “free speech” deserving First Amendment protection.
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