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January 28, 2019
Remembering Ramona Ripston, the ACLU Leader Who Reimagined Civil Liberties
The executive director of the ACLU of Southern California for more than 40 years passed away in November at the age of 91.
November 20, 2018
The Indictment of Julian Assange Is a Threat to Press Freedom
If the First Amendment means anything, it is the right to obtain public-interest information from impure, indeed hopelessly tainted, sources.
November 9, 2018
Trump’s War on Trans Rights: A Q&A With Chase Strangio
The ACLU lawyer describes how governments change definitions to exclude people.
July 10, 2018
Why Trump’s Denaturalization Task Force Matters
The fear of losing citizenship will have a chilling effect on America’s immigrants.
June 26, 2018
Refusing to Serve Sarah Sanders Was Wrong
So why can’t those who sympathize with her see that it’s far more harmful to refuse to serve gay and lesbian couples, as Masterpiece Cakeshop did?
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May 24, 2018
Letters From the June 18-15, 2018, Issue
The devil in the details… Massing replies… The ACLU forsworn…
May 1, 2018
The ‘People’s Pulitzers’ Salute Those Who Give Voice to the Powerless
The remarkable work of this year’s Hillman Prize winners is a timely reminder of the indispensable role of the free press in sustaining a democracy.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 4, 2018
Why the Acquittal of Noor Salman May Be a Turning Point in the ‘War on Terror’
Finally, acquittal in a terrorism case is not considered a failure of the criminal-justice system.
Karen J. Greenberg
February 22, 2018
Prosecutors and Judges Have Brought Back Debtors’ Prisons
A new report details how easily you can be put in jail simply for owing a company money.
February 5, 2018
The Nunes Memo Shows Real Problems With the FBI, but Not the Ones the GOP Thinks
How FISA and the Patriot Act enable wide-ranging spying on Americans.
David K. Shipler