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March for Science and Peoples Climate March are Inherently Connected

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 20, 2017 - This Saturday’s March for Science is inherently connected to the April 29th Peoples Climate March, climate scientists and...

The US has the highest number of incarcerated non-citizens in the world

April 19, 2017 - Since the 1980s, all major Western states practice what they call civil or administrative confinement of undocumented immigrants and non-citizens....

Statement from Montes Attorneys on DHS Claim That He Voluntarily Abandoned His DACA Status

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today said in statements to the media that Juan Manuel Montes, a...

With No Bad Hombre in Sight, Maribel Trujillo Deported

April 19, 2017 - This morning, despite the tireless efforts of the faith community, lawyers at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), and her family, Maribel Trujillo-Diaz, an...

Nearly One in Three Teenage Girls has Experienced Sexual Assault or Other Violence

WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2017 - Nearly one in three teenage girls has experienced sexual violence or other physical violence. More than one in...

SPLC sues neo-Nazi leader who targeted Jewish woman in anti-Semitic harassment campaign

April 18, 2017 - The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with its Montana co-counsel, filed suit in federal court today against the founder of...

New Plaintiffs Join CREW Emoluments Case

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2017 - An association of more than 200 restaurants and thousands of restaurant workers this morning joined Citizens for Responsibility...

US Attack on Syria Mosque Likely Unlawful; Authorities Fail to Take Precautions

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2017 - United States forces appear to have failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties in a March...

New Analysis: Crime, Violence, and Murder Remain Near Historic Lows

April 18, 2017 - Crime rates have dropped dramatically and remain near historic lows, despite localized increases in some places, according to a new...

Sec. Kelly: We Target Criminals; Facts: ICE Targets Everyone

April 17, 2017 - Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday, DHS Secretary General John Kelly relied on Trump Administration talking points, claiming that...

Migration From Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape Cities Inland

ATHENS, GA, April 17, 2017 - When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and...

Study paints somber picture of US mental health status and access to care

April 17, 2017 - More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for...

American healthcare giant sues to stop mass execution in US legal first

April 14, 2017 - UPDATE: A Pulaski County Circuit Judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday preventing Arkansas from using its supply of vecuronium bromide in...

More than 200 organizations oppose calls for new constitutional convention, warn of dangers

April 14, 2017 - Today 230 national, state, and local groups are releasing a letter in opposition to calls to convene a new constitutional...

Activists Protest Upcoming Executions in Arkansas and Ask Governor for Clemency

NEW YORK, April 14, 2017 – Activists have gathered in Little Rock to protest the state’s plans to execute seven people in 10 days...

Trump Administration Withdraws From North Carolina HB 2 Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C.  April 14, 2017— The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today condemned the decision by the...

New Poll: 80 Percent of Americans Want Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 14, 2017— Just days before thousands of Americans take to the streets to call on Donald Trump to release his tax...

Immigration cases taking up half of all federal prosecutions somehow not enough for Sessions

AUSTIN, TX, April 11, 2017— Attorney General Jeff Sessions today instructed federal prosecutors to put even more Justice Department resources into immigration prosecutions in their...

Sessions Reveals Plan to Ramp up Prosecutions of Low Level Immigration Offenses

April 13, 2017 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a shift in policy for the Department of Justice on Tuesday, directing U.S. Attorneys to...

New Threats to Women’s Health

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2017 - Congressional efforts to draft a new version of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act may be...