The ongoing debate surrounding digital privacy and national security is set to erupt into a high-profile legal battle between Apple and the federal government. In an order issued on February 16th, a federal judge ruled that Apple must create new software that would bypass security
Over 150,000 non-violent ex-felons now have the right to vote in Kentucky, thanks to an executive order signed by Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday. The Democratic Governor’s term ends in only two weeks, but believes this order is an important legacy to leave behind. In
Every year, the United States holds hundreds of thousands of immigrants in detention centers across the country. These individuals are subjected to prolonged periods of incarceration in a complex network of prisons and jails, where there is little oversight to ensure that conditions are humane
The controversial and polarizing charter school debate could soon become a civil rights battle in Massachusetts, where three lawyers prepare to mount a legal challenge to the state’s charter school cap. Currently, Massachusetts law limits the number of charter schools to 72 and total enrollment
Last week, Stephen Silva wrote an article critiquing the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for opening the door to increased LGBT discrimination in the state. As it turned out, many Americans shared his concerns. The public response in the week following the law’s enactment was
On March 4th, the Justice Department released two reports on the policing and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri. The first report focused on the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, while the second centered on the practices of the Ferguson Police Department.