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ACLU’s Voting Rights Battle: A Showdown Against Kris Kobach’s Voting Commission

ACLU’s Voting Rights Battle: A Showdown Against Kris Kobach’s Voting Commission

On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a nationwide effort to expand voting rights. Faiz Shakir who is the ACLU’s national political director told McClatchy last month that this was their chance to go on the offense. Shakir told the media outlet that the entire time, voting rights advocates had been playing […]

Federal Judge Orders The Justice Department To Permit A Detained Undocumented Woman An Abortion (Video)

Federal Judge Orders The Justice Department To Permit A Detained Undocumented Woman An Abortion (Video)

Our judicial branch is getting quite the workout these days. The same federal court in Hawaii that blocked the second attempt at a Muslim travel ban blocked a third attempt. Lawyers are also taking on President Donald Trump’s legislation against LGBT rights. An hour after Trump signed an executive order ending cost-sharing reduction payments, i.e. […]

Federal Judge Blocks Extreme Arkansas Abortion Laws (VIDEO)

Federal Judge Blocks Extreme Arkansas Abortion Laws (VIDEO)

Arkansas has repeatedly positioned themselves as one of the most backward states as far as abortion laws, and they were set to push four new laws into effect on Tuesday that would have continued that trend. The most upsetting could have required women to receive permission from sexual partners and family members before having an […]

Iraqi Christians Facing Death By Deportation Get Reprieve–For Now (TWEETS)

Iraqi Christians Facing Death By Deportation Get Reprieve–For Now (TWEETS)

As part of the agreement to get out from under Donald Trump’s travel ban, Iraq agreed to accept deportees from the United States. To fulfill its end of the bargain, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has detained over 100 Iraqi nationals in Michigan and northern Ohio in the last month. Among them are a number of […]

Conservative Site Says Trump’s Executive Orders Are Pointless, Impotent, Illegal (Video)

Conservative Site Says Trump’s Executive Orders Are Pointless, Impotent, Illegal (Video)

There is mounting evidence that President Trump’s Executive Orders were thrown together with almost no thought or preparation. The key agencies that will be affected by the orders weren’t consulted or asked for input. Even the conservative leaning website Fortune has been reporting on the carelessness of the President’s actions.  Because the Chief Executive failed to […]

ACLU Prediction: More Right-Wing ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills To Come (VIDEO)

ACLU Prediction: More Right-Wing ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills To Come (VIDEO)

Many red states have started trying to pass “religious freedom” bills over the last year. They call it “religious freedom,” but it’s really a thinly-veiled plot to push their RWNJ agenda. They use these bills to give themselves permission to discriminate against anyone they want to. It protects businesses and religious groups from being charged […]

Guess Who Is Trying To Get Out Of Paying Legal Fees After Losing Same-Sex Marriage Fight? (VIDEO)

Guess Who Is Trying To Get Out Of Paying Legal Fees After Losing Same-Sex Marriage Fight? (VIDEO)

A little over a year ago, a Kentucky county clerk decided that her bigoted beliefs were more important than a decision made by the Supreme Court of the United States. You know, the decision that made marriage equality the law of the land and granted full rights to gay and lesbian couples. Remember her? Of course you […]

WATCH: Conn. Police Officers Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring To Trump Up Criminal Charges Against Peaceful Protestor

WATCH: Conn. Police Officers Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring To Trump Up Criminal Charges Against Peaceful Protestor

Police officers Connecticut really screwed the pooch. When Connecticut state police officers set up DUI checkpoints around Hatford, Michael Picard took to protesting what he believes is an “unconstitutional” policy and a “waste of money.“ The state police didn’t take kindly to his protest — which included a sign handwritten by Picard that read “Cops Ahead, Remain Silent” — but […]

Chris Christie’s New Law Shuts Down Political Speech, Israel Boycotters – ‘Likely Unconstitutional’ (VIDEO)

Chris Christie’s New Law Shuts Down Political Speech, Israel Boycotters – ‘Likely Unconstitutional’ (VIDEO)

Are there ever any positive news stories about Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie? I haven’t seen any yet, and his recent actions suggest that this will not change anytime soon. He signed a piece of legislation that will punish groups seeking to boycott Israel based on their violation of Palestinian human rights. Governor Christie, […]

NJ Police Chief: Waaahhh, You Can’t Demote Me For Supporting Racial Profiling (WITH VIDEO)

NJ Police Chief: Waaahhh, You Can’t Demote Me For Supporting Racial Profiling (WITH VIDEO)

Earlier this spring, the police chief of a New Jersey township came under fire when word got out that he’d sent an email to his officers condoning racial profiling. Well, last week, township officials punished him by busting him all the way down to foot patrolman. Rather than have the decency to apologize, the now-former chief is […]

Trump Kicks Protesters Out Of Rally For Reminding Him About The 1st Amendment (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Trump Kicks Protesters Out Of Rally For Reminding Him About The 1st Amendment (TWEETS, VIDEO)

A Muslim, Gold Star family gave a powerful speech during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last month. Khizr Khan was talking about his son Humayun, who lost his life in 2004 in Iraq. He said this directed at  Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump: “Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. […]

ACLU Goes Oprah: One For You, And One For You – Free Copies Of The Constitution (VIDEO/Tweet)

ACLU Goes Oprah: One For You, And One For You – Free Copies Of The Constitution (VIDEO/Tweet)

Last week, we witnessed a very historic moment. The Democratic Party nominated the first female candidate for president on a major party ticket. There were many great speakers there as well. One of those speeches has inspired the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to pass out free constitutions. A Muslim father tore Trump down in his […]

WATCH: Trump’s Ideas Are So Unconstitutional The ACLU Is On High Alert

WATCH: Trump’s Ideas Are So Unconstitutional The ACLU Is On High Alert

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has begun to count the many ways that Donald Trump (R-N.Y.) would violate the Constitution if he were elected president and actually do the things he says he is going to do. Yesterday, the ACLU unveiled their Trump Memos to keep track of his stupidity. The report has an outline of […]

NC Law Bans Public Release Of All Police Body Camera And Dashboard Footage (Video)

NC Law Bans Public Release Of All Police Body Camera And Dashboard Footage (Video)

It sounded positive when Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina issued a statement about new legislation surrounding the release of dashboard and police body camera footage. The republican governor signed House Bill 972 and it will go into effect on October 1. “The bill seeks to gain public trust while respecting the rights of public safety officers […]

Bush-Era CIA Torture Victims May Finally Get Their Day In Court

Bush-Era CIA Torture Victims May Finally Get Their Day In Court

A landmark ruling last week allowed three victims of CIA torture to proceed with a lawsuit against the two psychologists who made millions designing and implementing the George W. Bush administration’s “enhanced interrogations.” As Liberal America has reported, the two surviving victims of torture and the family of one victim who died in CIA custody […]

SHOCKER: Automated License Plate Readers Are Being Used To Target Poor People

SHOCKER: Automated License Plate Readers Are Being Used To Target Poor People

Technology originally proposed to help police officers find missing children and criminals is now being used in poor and minority neighborhoods to help with repossession of cars and collection of fines associated with outstanding warrants. Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) have become common and are used by law enforcement and private companies. The cameras, which […]

History Teacher Busted For Forcing Students To Watch ‘Passion of the Christ’

History Teacher Busted For Forcing Students To Watch ‘Passion of the Christ’

An Arkansas history teacher violated all the educational standards when he forced his students to watch Mel Gibson’s 2004 “gorno masterpiece,” The Passion of the Christ. He has been suspended as a result. According to regional CBS-affiliate THV11, Greg Hendrix, who teaches the class “History Since 1890,” made his students at Wilbur D. Mills High School watch […]

This Racist A-Hole Messed With The Wrong Two Ladies

This Racist A-Hole Messed With The Wrong Two Ladies

Did you hear the one about the ACLU lawyers walking into bar? This business owner found out. These two ladies were trying to have a fun night out at a karaoke bar, but the owner decided to ruin it. The racist bar owner decided to kick them out because they were black. He is going to regret […]

Arkansas School District Apologizes For Controversial Blacks-Only Anti-Gang Assembly

Arkansas School District Apologizes For Controversial Blacks-Only Anti-Gang Assembly

Polaski County Special School District (PCSSD) held an anti-gang assembly for its students. More specifically, it held an anti-gang assembly for its black students. According to PCSSD, the assembly was “not an anti-gang assembly,” but actually “a motivational speaker,” to which I feel it must be clarified that the purpose of the assembly is not exactly the reason […]