ICE Denies Claims That It Detains Immigrants During Tragedies Like the El Paso Massacre
Activists warn the practice of detaining people at courthouses and other government venues has discouraged immigrants from cooperating with authorities, even when they are victims of violent crimes.
The U.S. Is Using the Tariff Threat to Push Mexico to Accept Most Asylum Seekers
The Trump team is working on a "safe third country" agreement with Mexico, which would make migrants who travel through Mexico ineligible for asylum in the United States.
A Court Might Block Trump's Wall as Vice President Pence Argues Judges Should Not Have the Power to
The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the president's national emergency declaration.
Five Takeaways From the Lawsuit Over Trump's Plan to Keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 11 asylum seekers who have been returned to Mexico, alleges Border Patrol agents did not assess whether the migrants had reason to "fear for their lives."
If You're Worried About Free Speech, Stand Up for Prisoners
The shuttering of a prison debate club shows the precarious nature of free-speech rights among American inmates.
When Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the American Civil Liberties Union Teamed Up for Voting Rights
Although the Trump administration wants to restrict access to the ballot box, its chief spokesperson once sued to overturn a ban on student voting.
Inside the Epic Defeat of Kris Kobach's Legal Argument for Voter Fraud
In Kansas, federal Judge Julie Robinson levied a decision that demolished the voter fraud argument that Kobach and his supporters have evangelized around the country.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Iowa's Controversial Abortion Ban
The injunction is the first step in a legal challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood.
Trump Now Wants the Department of Homeland Security to Pursue Voter Fraud
After getting rid of his Commission on Election Integrity, the president is pointing toward DHS to pick up the mantle.
Why Do Mainstream Pundits Keep Getting Student Protest So Wrong?
When commentators hasten to blame students and protesters, they engage in a sort of chattering-class solidarity—while empowering the true threats to free speech.
ACLU Sues Michigan for Funding Faith-Based Adoption Agencies That Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples
A 2015 law signed by Governor Rick Snyder protects child-placement agencies from providing services that conflict with their religious beliefs.
No, California's ACLU Chapters Are Not Breaking Ranks
The three California chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union appear to be taking a hardline stance on white supremacist protestors, but it's still unclear what that will mean for future rallies.
ACLU to Investigate Whether Sessions Conspired With State Officials to End DACA
The organization filed open record requests to determine whether the attorney general conspired with state officials to end DACA.
ACLU Sues D.C. Police Over Inauguration Day Arrests
The lawsuit comes as the government is pursuing charges of rioting, conspiracy, and property destruction against more than 200 people arrested on Inauguration Day.
ACLU Says Travelers Should Expect Violations to Their Constitutional Rights in Texas
The alert follows the passage of a controversial law that allows law enforcement to ask about a person's immigration status during traffic stops.
Should Doctors Be Barred From Discussing Abortion With Patients?
The ACLU has filed a complaint in Colorado asserting a doctor was disciplined by a Catholic hospital simply for talking about an abortion.
Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?
The early debate around a key provision wasn’t about anything like mass collection of phone records.