Rhode Island residents blast town council vote requesting ban on Nike purchases

Residents and members of the school committee in North Smithfield, R.I., railed against a resolution passed by the town council Monday night …


Padma Lakshmi Proves Why Recycling a Red Carpet Outfit Is Such a Good Move

Recycling an outfit has historically been one of the biggest red carpet faux pas, but in recent years we’ve seen celebs and royals (including Kate Middleton <i>and</i>Meghan Markle) buck the trend and re-wear their favorite looks again and again. Padma Lakshmi just upped the ante, wearing a stunning J. …

Red Carpet

The ACLU Is Charging Facebook With Gender Discrimination In Its Targeted Ads

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed discrimination charges against Facebook and 10 other employers with the Equal Employment …

Gender Discrimination

Facebook is being sued for hiding job adverts from women

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Facebook, claiming it illegally runs adverts that are shown only to men.<p><b>The news:</b> The lawsuit, which is …

Civil Rights

Kavanaugh Is Already Reshaping the Supreme Court

As Trump’s pick defends himself, justices will meet behind closed doors<p>On the same day the Senate Judiciary Committee plans a televised hearing on a …


Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

HOUSTON (AP) — The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.<p>Juan David Ortiz, who worked in the agency's Laredo sector, …

Border Patrol

Facebook's ad targeting accused of discriminates by gender

Civil Rights

Facebook allowed job ads to exclude women

A group of women jobseekers, working with the Communications Workers of America and the American Civil Liberties Union, are "filing charges with the …

Civil Rights

'This one will never heal properly': Police called on black UMass Amherst employee walking to his office

Reginald Andrade, a 14-year employee of the college, was walking to his office with his gym bag when someone anonymously called campus police.

Women of Color

Join me in supporting the ACLU.

We are calling on ACLU members across the country to support the most ambitious effort to protect and expand voter participation in the upcoming …

Civil Rights

ACLU files complaint with EEOC against Facebook and 10 other employers, alleging job ads on site were targeted to exclude “female and other non-male” prospects

Remote Working

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Threat to Disabled People’s Rights

Kavanaugh’s record suggests he doesn’t recognize the inherent humanity and value of the disability community at large.<p><i>Fighting Words is a column in which writers share their sometimes unpopular but always well-argued opinions on health, wellness, politics, and more. Got something you want to get</i> …


Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information …

Health Care

Facebook job ads excluded women, ACLU complaint says

Federal complaint alleges that roughly 10 employers targeted job ads to male candidates across a range of openings, from construction labor to police …


Ariana DeBose, Kristolyn Lloyd, Stephanie J. Block, More Set for Broadway Stands up for Freedom Concert

Alan Cumming will also be honored during the evening.<p>The New York Civil Liberties Union will host its annual <i>Broadway Stands Up for Freedom</i> concert, <i>We</i> …

Alan Cumming

Philadelphia Will Dismantle Its Asset Forfeiture Program and Pay $3 Million to Victims

The Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, announced today that the city had agreed to a settlement in a federal civil rights …

Los Angeles

ACLU charges Facebook, 10 employers with job-ad discrimination

The ACLU (with help from the CWA) has filed a charge with the EEOC against Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), charging that the social network and 10 employers …


Facebook accused of discriminating against women with targeted job adverts

Facebook is discriminating against women by helping employers run job adverts that target only men, civil rights campaigners have claimed.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a charge with the US labour equality watchdog alleging that Facebook “consciously encouraged” employers to …

Civil Rights

LeslieChow investing profile on StockTwits

$BB Wow! ACLU says $FB allows employers to post discriminatory ads. …


ArchCity Defenders Files Federal Suit Against St. Louis Police

The legal advocacy group has filed a dozen federal lawsuits against St. Louis police for kettling arrests of protesters one year ago.<p>ST. LOUIS, MO — …


Is There Voter Suppression In 2018? Here's What It Could Look Like In The Midterms

Voter suppression is a serious issue that takes many forms — but it's a lot more subtle than you might think. When it comes to voter suppression in …

Right To Vote

Data Firms Team up to Prevent the Next Cambridge Analytica Scandal

A bipartisan group of political data firms are drafting a set of industry standards that they hope will prevent voter data from being misused like it …

Cambridge Analytica

Iowa high court hears arguments in police stop case

The Iowa Supreme Court will determine whether the police practice of using minor infractions as a pretext for stopping drivers they suspect of more serious crimes violates the Iowa Constitution in a case civil liberty groups say has major implications for police racial profiling.<p>The state's high …


Emmys 2018: 9 Most Political Moments From The Ceremony And Red Carpet

The stars got their points across on the red carpet and on stage.<p>Compared to other awards show this year, and even in years prior, the 2018 Emmys …

Red Carpet

Long Beach police suspend use of a self-erasing texting app. What does that mean for old cases?

The Long Beach Police Department has suspended its use of a mobile texting application that permanently erases messages over concerns that it may violate the city’s record retention policy, raising questions about whether evidence was destroyed in cases.<p>In a statement Tuesday, the city said the …

Los Angeles

FIU likely to get early-voting site - that’s good news

Indications are that the 57,000 students at Florida International University will get their early-voting site after all.<p>There is no official …


Governor Brown, Release Police Bodycam Footage After Shootings!

<b>ABOUT HONORIFIC TITLES</b><p>Many public officials use "web mail forms" that this system will send your message to, so you don't have to visit their web …

Civil Rights

ACLU sues for names of Johnson County voters whose ballots were rejected

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to get the names of voters in Johnson County who cast provisional ballots in the August primary.<p>The ACLU …


LGBTQ+ Task Force debut at City Hall, previews agenda and policy proposals

The New Orleans’ LGBTQ+ Task Force, under the wing of the Human Relations Commission, wants to reevaluate whether the city needs its boosted State …

City Halls

Scholastic awards change copyright rules after Manhattan teen questions them

"No one would really expect a kid to make a difference," 14-year-old Sasha Matthews said.

Comic Books