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In an important moment of bipartisanship, Congress unanimously passed a bill this month that honors the thousands of people who marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian honor. Show More Summary
Edward Snowden recently pointed out how the victories of the LGBT movement in this country might never have happened if the government had the ability to conduct “perfect surveillance.” For decades, LGBT people had to fight officialShow More Summary
“You did it, honey.” That is what Edie Windsor imagined her late spouse, Thea Spyer, would have said after their love story brought down the core of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Edie and Thea did do it. Show More Summary
Inside the family detention facilities in Karnes County and Dilley, Texas, hundreds of women wait, wondering what the English-only documents say, whether anyone will help them present their asylum cases, and how to care for their children...Show More Summary
I’m not sure why I’m bothering, given that the entire internet is occupied with dress-related content today, BUT: Someone is wrong on the internet about the International Criminal Court, and I simply cannot let that pass. The individual in question is … Continue reading ?
Zenati v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another  EWCA Civ 80 – read judgment Matthew Donmall appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service in this case. He had nothing to do with the writing of this post. In a recent judgment, the Court of Appeal held that where a criminal suspect is remanded […]
On Monday, February 23, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Randy Berry as the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons worldwide. Amnesty International joined other rights groups last summer … Please continue reading.
This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. S tanding at the Elizabeth River looking at the Naval Shipyard and neighboring Portsmouth, the climate change carnage looming over Norfolk, Virginia, may not be immediately noticeable. Show More Summary
2015 has not been kind to the children of eastern Ukraine. The region’s children face a growing humanitarian crisis.
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, talks to reporters at the conclusion of the opening session of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, February 21, 2015. I 'm no fan of John McCain's...Show More Summary
(Photo: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv) Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Israel in November 2012. This article originally appeared at the Huffington Post. Y ou may recall a campus slogan from another era, "Hey, hey. Show More Summary
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) The Israeli prime minister speaks to his Likud party members during a campaign event near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, February 9, 2015. T he French author Georges Perec earned peculiar literary distinction by...Show More Summary
Eyewitness misidentification is a leading factor in wrongful convictions -- according to the Innocence Project, more than 75 percent of DNA exonerations involved cases of eyewitness misidentification. In what the Innocence Project called a landmark ruling earlier this week, New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart J. Show More Summary
T his year marks the 100th anniversary of D. W. Griffith’s infamous and influential film The Birth of a Nation. This anniversary is more significant than simply marking how far we have come since a time when joining the Ku Klux Klan...Show More Summary
The people have spoken. And, today, the Federal Communications Commission listened. A majority of FCC commissioners voted in favor of historically strong open Internet rules. It appears they have done what the ACLU and other free speech...Show More Summary
Should we take the Department of Justice's word on how federal prosecutions of police officers are being conducted and resolved, or do we need to see the data? After a police officer is accused of a crime and the Department of Justice...Show More Summary
Late last year, Shahzeen Karim, an Illinois attorney and applicant to the Texas bar, tweeted: "Real time: Told TX #barexam will not accommodate me nursing/pumping my baby, due Feb 7th. Option? Pump in bathroom during break for 3 days." Needless...Show More Summary
We shouldn't have to keep defending our right to exist. From inside the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is serving a 35-year prison sentence, that is precisely what convicted Wikileaker Chelsea...Show More Summary
The federal government will have to produce information on a vast and secret domestic surveillance program and defend the program's legality in open court. That's the result of a decision issued Friday by the federal judge presidingShow More Summary