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
Evenwel v. Abbott: 1 person, 1 vote
Last Monday, the Supreme Court held that states are allowed to count all residents, regardless of voting eligibility, when drawing election districts. The decision clarifies the meaning within the principle of “one person one vote.”
Voting fight not over:
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
Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes and genes to determine whether a person has, or might develop, a genetic condition. Genetic testing is becoming cheaper and easier to do each year. With $199 dollars and some saliva, companies like 23andMe
Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee held the first of a series of hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA Amendments Act). Controversial provisions of the FISA Amendments Act, which have provided the basis for mass surveillance arguably in violation of the
Developments at Spring Valley High School
A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student
Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures
After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of
Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election
On Saturday the Supreme Court issued an order allowing the use of Texas's controversial voter identification law in its upcoming November election. The law requires voters to present certain photo identification before casting their ballots.
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“Before we can decide whether existing law is or isn’t correct, we need to have a public debate about it, and before that, we need the administration to tell us what legal claims it’s making,” said Rona. “At a minimum, people living in a