Civil Rights

The day we fought back

Organizations, major corporations, and activists made it clear that they're prepared to engage in a coordinated effort to rein in the NSA's unconstitutional mass spying programs.

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Deportations and the denial of human dignity

Families are routinely split up during the deportation process, and men are, at times, deported to Mexican border towns the U.S. State Department has deemed too dangerous for tourists and its own personnel.

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Chilling speech through the tax code

The proposed rules would broadly expand what qualifies as political intervention by 501(c)(4) social welfare groups like the ACLU.

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Reform the NSA now

The time for Congress to take on the National Security Agency has come. There’s nothing left to wait for.

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The politics of targeting

It would seem that the only point Reps. Issa and Jordan are trying to make is that they don’t like that a federal employee has exercised her political speech.

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Things government doesn't know about racial disparities

On November 19, 2013, the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing titled “A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory” to discuss whether the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits practices that, while not intended to...

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