The statewide teachers’ strike that closed West Virginia schools for nine consecutive days moved closer to resolution on Tuesday when the state legislature passed a bill to give all state workers—not just teachers—a 5% pay raise.
The strike has garnered national attention far beyond the Mountain
Last week, The Verge published an independent investigation into New Orleans’ system of predictive policing, which was developed by Palantir Technologies and implemented in secret in 2013, unbeknownst to the City Council.
Palantir, which is valued at over $20 billion, has always thrived on secrecy. It
When President Trump made his “shithole” countries comment earlier this year, he revealed the ugly undercurrent of racism that has animated U.S. immigration law and policy since the Republic’s founding.
Whether such sentiments are made explicit or not, notions of which immigrants are “worthy” or “legal”
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
This week saw First Amendment challenges, ongoing labor disputes, and a number of state-level bills aimed at curtailing civil rights and civil liberties, but it's not all bad news: various courts of appeal advocated for those who
In a win for LGBTQ rights, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. on February 26, ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation. This decision is the latest
On February 26, a California district court judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot revoke DACA recipients’ work authorization without giving recipients a chance to contest the decision. The Trump administration originally planned to end DACA on March 5, 2018. News outlets reported the ruling