The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
Dozens of hateful posts in a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents raise questions about how well if at all the company is policing disturbing postings and comments made outside of public view.
After North Carolina passed strict voter ID laws, trans activists in the state successfully advocated to reduce the DMV requirements for changing gender on an ID.
Trump-era developments in policy and enforcement have discouraged immigrant survivors of abuse from seeking justice, a new survey finds.
Inmates held in the DeKalb County Jail have been railing against conditions there. A social media post has brought attention to their pleas.
In Illinois and Wisconsin, laws restricting post-incarceration name changes are leaving trans people with government IDs that don't align with their gender identities.
Civil rights advocates argue such arrests dissuade immigrants from seeking the protection of the law.
Tax increment financing, originally meant to spur development of "blighted" neighborhoods, is now being redistributed upwards.
People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Martin Luther King Day on January 21st, 2019.
Pacific Standard asked civil rights experts to share their picks of the most essential literature on the movement.
The law allows people in local jails to refuse interview requests from ICE, but, in San Diego County, a surprising number of people agreed to an interview.
The ruling is an important step forward for the First Amendment's "right to record," which has become increasingly valuable at a time when images of police brutality often go viral.
Before leaving office, Sessions signed an order to ensure that the Department of Justice disengaged from its role in investigating and reforming police departments that repeatedly violate citizens' civil rights.
New research presents evidence of the long-term impact of direct action.
Franklin didn't set out to make a mark on the anti-war movement, but she did so anyway.
In a potentially landmark decision, a circuit court judge ruled that the Fourth Amendment should protect Elena Rodriguez, who was a Mexican national killed on Mexican soil.
A Washington, D.C., jury appears deadlocked in the cases of three people facing felony charges for destruction of property during protests on President Donald Trump's inauguration day.
On Thursday, chastened prosecutors dropped felony charges that seven anti-Trump protesters were facing for their involvement in the #DisruptJ20 march on Inauguration Day 2017.
The winner has vowed to discontinue a program that allows local sheriffs' offices to function as satellite immigration detention centers.
Betsy Devos is leading a movement to roll back the initiatives used by the Obama administration to reduce racial discrimination in school punishments.
On racial segregation in American schools, using the example of St. Louis, Missouri, and its Normandy district.
Meet the good white mothers, PTA members, and newspaper columnists who were also committed white supremacists.