DOJ Supports Trans Woman’s Eighth Amendment Claim

Last week, the Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in support of Ashley Diamond’s lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections. Diamond, a Black trans woman and civil rights activist who is incarcerated, has endured repeated sexual assaults...
This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing George Floyd, while the Supreme Court undermined its recent rulings protecting juveniles accused of serious crimes. Meanwhile, Oakland begins experimenting with...
Historic New York State Legislation Shows Us What is Possible When Elected Officials Listen to Organizers and Directed-Impacted Communities

Historic New York State Legislation Shows Us What is Possible When Elected Officials Listen to Organizers and Directed-Impacted Communities

On the morning of March 31st, New York, home to the city once considered to be the marijuana arrest capital of the world, became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Just hours later, the Governor signed into law an act dramatically limiting...