ACLU

Federal Court Blocks All Aspects of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

BALTIMORE — A federal court today granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a complete halt to implementation of the president’s …

Civil Rights

Feds have 43 pregnant UAC in custody, as immigration and abortion fights collide

The surge of illegal immigrant children crossing the border also means a surge of pregnant girls in U.S. custody, according to new government figures …

Immigration

The Supreme Court Takes Up Location Tracking

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments at the end of the month for a case that could potentially impact the way marketers use location …

Privacy

Oregon health agency's money troubles double in new report

Money problems at the Oregon agency that oversees Medicaid could be more than twice as large as already disclosed, a new report reveals.<p>Due to errors …

Business

Drop Charges Against Peaceful Inauguration Day Protesters

On the day Donald Trump was inaugurated, D.C. police arrested hundreds of people exercising their First Amendment right to protest the inauguration …

Injustice

Planned gun offender registry tanks in Wilmington

Delaware’s largest city last week rejected a plan to create a sex offender-like registry for those who have committed gun crimes.The measure, …

Michael Bloomberg

White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect …

Commodities

Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:<p>The Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 19<p>Rex Tillerson has embarked on …

Business

Black caucus chairman, conservative leader team up for justice reform

WASHINGTON Rep. Mark Walker, a conservative Republican, wants the GOP-controlled Congress to move on long-stalled efforts to revamp the nation’s …

U.S. Congress

A Controversial Device Can Tell Police When People Text and Drive

Do you think this is a great idea or a violation of privacy?<p>Attention drivers, gather around for another great reason to never text when you're …

Lifestyle

ACLU urges Wyoming lawmakers to consider justice reform

The Wyoming chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is urging lawmakers to take a serious look at criminal justice reform in an effort to fix …

Business

Federal Judge Catherine Perry Rules St. Louis Police Force Against Protestors Unconstitutional

Wednesday, a federal judge placed restrictions on the <b>St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department</b>, claiming their conduct during recent protests has …

Good News

Then there were four: Another draft US law on 'foreign' (aka domestic) mass spying emerges

The battle over a controversial US government spying program has intensified – with a <i>fourth</i> piece of legislation tackling the surveillance introduced …

Surveillance

Revenge Porn Will Soon Be Illegal in New York City

New York City voted unanimously on Thursday to make revenge porn illegal, and punishable by a $1000 fine and up to a year in jail, Gizmodo …

Bill de Blasio

The Pentagon has detained a U.S. citizen for more than two months — and said little

FOR MORE than two months, the U.S. military has held an American citizen in detention in Iraq. Officials allege that the man fought alongside the Islamic State in Syria — but other than that, the Pentagon has provided little information about him.<p>The man reportedly surrendered to the Syrian …

Opinion

You Can Now Go To Jail For Revenge Porn in New York City

NYC joins 38 other states and D.C. in criminalizing revenge porn.<p>A New York City council voted Thursday to criminalize revenge porn, making it a crime in the city to disseminate "intimate" photos or videos of someone else without their consent. Doing so in the city will now be punishable by a …

Rights & Freedoms

ACLU Poll: Majority of Americans, Including Trump Voters, Say Prison Population Should Be Reduced

A majority of Americans, including Trump voters, say there are problems with the criminal justice system and that the prison population should be …

Prison

The ACLU Has Given Up Defending Freedom of Religion

Even two decades ago, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took firm stances on First Amendment issues of all kinds and at every point on the …

Jewish Culture

Judge orders end to holding inmates who can't pay $55 fee

A Colorado judge says defendants who have been held in jail because they can't afford a $55 county fee for pre-trial services must be released if …

Business

Concerns raised after some may be evicted for calling 911 too many times

LAKEWOOD, Ohio- A new study done by Cleveland State University questions nuisance laws, raising concerns that domestic violence victims may not call …

Cleveland

Texas Driver With Anti-Trump Car Sticker Threatened With Criminal Charge

A photo posted on social media by a Houston-area sheriff Wednesday showing a truck sticker with an expletive directed toward President Donald Trump …

News (U.S.)

Harsh prosecution of Trump inauguration protesters should scare America

For many of us, now a year removed from Donald Trump’s election, his inauguration is a fading memory. For some who took to the streets in protest on …

Injustice

Muslim student, 19, kicked off Kansas basketball team in anthem flap

WICHITA, Kan. — A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons at a basketball game at a western Kansas …

College Basketball

How Prosecutors Turn a Protest Into a ‘Riot’

A year ago, I was finalizing plans to leave a chemical engineering Ph.D. program and join the tech sector. But as Inauguration Day approached, I became so disgusted by President-elect Donald Trump’s behavior that I felt it would have been negligent to remain a bystander. So I traveled from …

Opinion

Taylor Swift Slammed for “Trying to Intimidate Critics” After Being Linked to the Alt-Right (EXCLUSIVE)

Sorry, girl — but nobody made you do this. Taylor Swift’s legal team has been working overtime. Days before the Nov. 10 release of her album …

Taylor Swift

Johnny Depp Is Front and Center in the Next Fantastic Beasts

You can’t have “The Crimes of Grindelwald” without Grindelwald.<p>It was basically inevitable, but with the release of the first cast photo from the next <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> movie, it’s official: <b>Johnny Depp</b> will return as Grindelwald, the fiend and former love interest-turned-rival to <b>Jude Law’s</b> Albus …

Harry Potter

Erdrich, Gaiman among authors of book supporting ACLU

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman and Mary Higgins Clark are among more than 35 authors contributing original stories for a collection supporting the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>Touchstone told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and …

Civil Rights

St. Louis jail infested with snakes, mold is 'inhumane' for inmates, lawsuit alleges

A St. Louis jail with only one working toilet for 70 inmates and infestations of snakes, squirrels and birds is creating “hellish and inhumane conditions” for those held there, according to a lawsuit filed against the city.<p>The seven former inmates of the St. Louis Medium Security Institution who …

News (U.S.)

ACLU Issues Ultimatum To Councilwoman Over Blocking Facebook Commenters

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The ACLU has issued an ultimatum to Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris.<p>An attorney …

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" was all about celeb drama, but she doesn't owe us anything else

Taylor Swift is polarizing, if nothing else. When it comes to her public image and her music, you’re either Team Swiftie or Team Hater. With the …

Calvin Harris