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Extending and Ensuring Voting Rights
With flimsy excuses like “moral turpitude” historically blocking “felon” voting, states are moving to alleviate those restrictions. California extended the vote to people incarcerated for felonies in
On January 7, 2015 two gunmen entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Armed with assault rifles and other weapons, they killed 12 people and injured 11 others.
On January 8, 2015, an accomplice of the Charlie Hebdo gunmen killed a
Last week, Congress voted to override a presidential veto for the first time in President Obama’s tenure. The bill in question—officially known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act but more commonly referred to as the 9/11 Bill—allows victims of terrorism to sue foreign
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties News from around the country
WBUR News quotes an opinion from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court:
"We do not eliminate flight as a factor in the reasonable suspicion analysis whenever a black male is the subject of an investigatory stop. However, in such circumstances, flight is not necessarily probative of a
Rep. John Lewis Awarded Liberty Medal
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) was awarded the liberty medal for “his dedication to civil rights.” Lewis was extremely active and influential in the Civil Rights Movement, and has recently documented his experiences in the March, a series of graphic novels
In this article, based on remarks given at the Spring 2016 meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Professor Laurence H. Tribe considers the Constitution’s Natural Born Citizen Clause. Debate over the meaning of the clause’s explicit language – i.e., whether it means what the words
On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) for the second time, this time affirming the Fifth Circuit’s decision by a 4-3 vote to uphold the public university’s consideration of race for applicants not admitted through its top
As we approach November, with presidential candidates jockeying for our support, civil rights and civil liberties advocates have reason to be concerned. Last month, Donald Trump suggested a desire to “broaden” the laws to allow torture. After the Brussels attacks, Ted Cruz stated that he
Although rarely recognized, Justice Scalia often safeguarded the Fourth Amendment rights of criminal defendants. He did so in an era where, through our email accounts, the government could learn more about us than if it searched our cars or homes. So how does a court