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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Urges Court to Oppose Trump’s Border Wall

SAN DIEGO, Jan.8, 2018— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus filed an amicus brief today in U.S. District Court in support of the Center for Biological...

Congressional report highlights gaps in U.S. domestic terrorism policy

January 5, 2018 - Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center, Shanksville, and the Pentagon in 2001, U.S. counterterrorism policies have overwhelmingly focused...

Robocall Problem Even Worse than FTC Data Shows

Washington, D.C. January 4, 2018 - The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Biennial Report to Congress” reveals a sizeable uptick in consumer complaints about robocalls...

Sessions to Encourage Federal Prosecution of Marijuana in States Where It’s Legal

New York, N.Y. January 4, 2018 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reportedly revoke a policy today that had encouraged federal prosecutors to stay...

Brennan Center Reaction: White House Disbands Fraud Commission

New York, NY January 3, 2018 - The White House announced tonight it is disbanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Brennan...

CREW Sues Department of Justice over FBI Texts

Washington, D.C. Jan. 3, 2018 – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) today for its failure...

Washington AG: Motel 6 provided all guests’ personal information to ICE without a warrant...

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2018 — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 for voluntarily providing guest lists...

Curbing Climate Change: Study Finds Strong Rationale for the Human Factor

KNOXVILLE, Jan. 2, 201 8 - Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor...

Judge Orders Government to Grant ACLU Immediate Access to U.S. Citizen Secretly Detained Abroad

WASHINGTON December 26, 2017 - A federal judge late Saturday night ordered the Trump administration to allow the American Civil Liberties Union immediate and...

Sen. Warner Draws “Red Lines” on Firing Special Counsel, Pardoning Witnesses, Interfering in Mueller...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2017 — Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, spoke on the...

Congress approves tax bill that opens irreplaceable Alaskan wilderness area to fossil fuel development

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 20, 2017 - The tax bill passed by both chambers of Congress includes language allowing oil and gas development in the Arctic...

ACLU Files New Legal Challenge Against DOD for Failing to Integrate Women Into Combat...

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project, the ACLU of Northern California, and the law firm of...

Groups Sue Over Trump Administration Rollback of Protections Against Methane Waste on Public Lands

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 19, 2017 - A coalition of conservation and tribal citizen groups today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court...

Partners Urge Congress to Immediately Address Health Crisis in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin...

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 19, 2017 - Families USA and 125 community, provider, labor, and patient organizations sent a letter urging Congress to take immediate...

CRFB: Final Tax Bill Could End Up Costing $2.2 Trillion

December 18, 2017 - The final conference committee agreement of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would cost $1.46 trillion under conventional scoring...

Report: Meeting the Urgent Needs of Hurricane Maria Survivors in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 18, 2017  – Almost three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the citizens of the U.S. territory continue to face enormous...

Report: Record Special Interest Spending Threatens Judicial Integrity

Dec. 18, 2017 - Under the Constitution, our courts are obliged to provide equal justice regardless of wealth, status, or political connections. But at...

“American Dream is rapidly becoming American Illusion,” warns UN rights expert on poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. / GENEVA (18 December 2017) – The United States, one of the world’s richest nations and the “land of opportunity”, is fast...

46 Retired Military Officers and National Security Officials File Brief in Support of Transgender...

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 15, 2017 - The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed their opposition today...

A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Details On Investigation Into Fake Net Neutrality Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2017 - New Analysis Shows as Many as 2 Million Comments Stole Real Americans’ Identities; To Date, Over 5,000 People...