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ACLU and EFF Sue Over Warrantless Phone and Laptop Searches at U.S. Border

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the ACLU of Massachusetts sued the Department of Homeland...

Americans United Files Brief In Washington State Lawsuit Challenging Trump Muslim Ban

Feb. 3, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom...

AAAS and 15 Science Society Leaders Request Climate Science Meeting with EPA Administrator Pruitt

July 31, 2017 - The American Association for the Advancement of Science and 15 leaders of science societies on Monday sent a letter to EPA...

Trump Administration Threatens to Revoke Law Enforcement Funding From 29 Jurisdictions Over Immigration Enforcement

WASHINGTON November 16, 2017 - The Department of Justice issued letters to 29 jurisdictions Wednesday threatening to withhold federal law enforcement grant money over...

Public Records Sought on Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2017— The Center for Biological Diversity submitted Freedom of Information Act requests today seeking public records from three federal agencies to...

21 Attorneys General Call Out Trump Administration For Abdicating Responsibility To Student Loan Borrowers

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of 21 Attorneys General and the Office of Consumer Protection of...

Trump Executive Order lawsuit: hearing set for Seattle federal court Friday

SEATTLE February 2, 2017 - Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amended complaint in State of Washington...

Zinke Shows No Sign of Empowering the Field

Washington, DC March 6, 2018 - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke repeatedly vows to move decision-making from inside the Beltway to the field level, but...

Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunize public against ‘fake news’ on climate change

Jan. 24, 2017 - New research finds that misinformation on climate change can psychologically cancel out the influence of accurate statements. However, if legitimate...

New Report Examines the Business of Mass Incarceration & the Damage it Does to...

June 28, 2018 - Today, Common Cause issued a new report examining how corrections industry influence, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering fuel mass incarceration...

Report: Information Suppression is Part of Trump Administration Effort to Serve Corporate and Extremist...

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 13, 2018 – The Trump administration distorts the truth on a regular basis by squelching data it doesn’t like, misleading the...

Report: “Countering Violent Extremism” Programs Provide Surveillance Infrastructure for Islamophobic Administration

March 16, 2017 - The Trump administration is reportedly planning to revamp a controversial program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” to focus solely and explicitly on...

Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Half-Ounce of Marijuana Goes Home

June 12, 2017 - As early as today, Corey Ladd will get to hug his 5-year-old daughter Charlee for the first time outside of...

AG Schneiderman: Federal Court Ruling Grants Preliminary Injunction in DACA Case

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 – Today, a federal judge granted Attorney General Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General’s motion for a preliminary injunction...

Relaxing the Jones Act Would Provide Economic Relief for Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico,...

Sept. 27, 2017 - As recovery efforts continue for the devastated island of Puerto Rico, Virginia Tech expert Marc Fialkoff says that “relaxing the...

ADL Deeply Concerned Over Reports of Anti-Semitic & Hate Incidents Following Election 2016

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 15, 2016 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep concern over ongoing reports of anti-Semitic and other hate incidents...

Reproductive Rights Groups Challenge Abortion Restrictions in Three States

NEW YORK November 30, 2016 - Reproductive rights groups today announced a new wave of litigation to protect and expand access to abortion, with...

African Union: ECOSOCC’s Response to President Trump’s ‘Shithole Remarks’

Jan. 16, 2018 - African Civil society under the auspices of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union received with...

DHS proposal another brick added to a “Second Wall” denying lawful pathways to immigration...

March 30, 2018 - In its latest escalation of cruel attacks on immigrants, the Trump administration is reportedly mulling increased penalties -- even threatening...

Broken Temporary Work Visa System Facilitates U.S. Labor Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 6, 2018 – Polaris released a report analyzing data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline that spotlights how human traffickers are...