Civil Rights & Social Justice

Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Against 3 White Supremacists

Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Against 3 White Supremacists
The three, members of the Rise Above Movement, had been charged under a federal anti-riot statute with planning and then carrying out assaults at rallies in California in 2017. The judge said the federal statute used to prosecute them was unconstitutional.
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Trans Woman Dies in ICE Custody On the First Day of Pride Month

Trans Woman Dies in ICE Custody On the First Day of Pride Month
"For weeks, she pleaded for medical help."
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Koch Network Alums Are Going Full-On White Nationalist

Koch Network Alums Are Going Full-On White Nationalist
Multiple young men who have been affiliated with Koch’s powerful political network have been exposed as members of a white nationalist group.
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Legislative Lowlights: Alabama GOP to Make Abortion a Criminal Act

Legislative Lowlights: Alabama GOP to Make Abortion a Criminal Act
Elsewhere, Tennessee became the seventh state to add a “trigger law” on the books that would criminalize abortion if Roe v. Wade falls.
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In Alabama, an Anti-Choice Protester Tried to Run Over an Abortion Clinic Escort

In Alabama, an Anti-Choice Protester Tried to Run Over an Abortion Clinic Escort
Abortion rights supporters say they are seeing ramped-up efforts from anti-choice protesters who "believe that they can operate with impunity."
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People Support Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation Until You Tell Them What It Does

People Support Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation Until You Tell Them What It Does
Using language that is "intentionally emotional" draws public support for extreme abortion laws, but people's opinions change once they understand the intention of such legislation.
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The Racist Roots of Denying Incarcerated People Their Right to Vote

The Racist Roots of Denying Incarcerated People Their Right to Vote
Why and when did America decide that people convicted of a crime should not vote?
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Trump Administration Finalizes Health-Care Discrimination Rule

Trump Administration Finalizes Health-Care Discrimination Rule
The rule would grant wide legal protections to those who refuse to provide health-care services based on their religious or conscience objections.
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Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted in the U.S.

Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted in the U.S.
Sandra Park and Linda Morris, Skadden Fellow , ACLU Women’s Rights Project
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Republicans are Trying to Stop 200,000 People From Voting in Arizona

Republicans are Trying to Stop 200,000 People From Voting in Arizona
The Republican Party has opened a new front in its war on voting in Arizona.
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