The Roberts Court Is on Track Again To Limit Freedom
Our fundamental freedoms will always be filtered through the goals and desires of people in power.
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick's anti-drag ban dance goes viral
The married couple performed a dance viewed 1.7 million times to help raise funds to protect drag queens who are facing bans around the United States.
Recent Lowlights in the Woke Capture of Our Once-Venerable Institutions
O'Sullivan's Law stipulates that "all organizations that are not explicitly right-wing will over time become left-wing."
You Have the Right to an Attorney, but How Long Until You Get One?
Our experiences navigating this system have shown us all too clearly that the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright has yet to be fully realized—and that dramatic change is necessary to realize that promise as we approach the 60th anniversary of this landmark decision.
Kentucky Republican attempts to slip drag show ban into local book law
"Kentucky, like a lot of so-called red states, is kind of caught in the culture war battles," a Kentucky political expert told Newsweek.
County Files in Arkansas Jail Starvation Death, Claims Qualified Immunity
Larry Eugene Price, Jr. died of starvation in solitary confinement in summer 2021. In a new court filing, an Arkansas County says the case should be dismissed.
ACLU backing Trump's reinstatement to Facebook sparks debate
One Twitter user said that reinstating Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts could result in the former president "stirring up more political violence."
Voters Deserve Safety and Justice, Not Fear
As a country, we've always prioritized punishment and incarceration over prevention and support. Tough on crime policies have failed over and over again.
Republican chairman under fire for using fake homemade ID to vote
"I realized I had forgotten my wallet when I arrived at my polling location, and offered my press secretary card," Alabama GOP Chairman John Wahl told Newsweek.
ACLU Challenges Florida CRT Law as Ex-Prosecutor Sues DeSantis for Ouster
News of the ACLU suit comes on the heels of an announcement by the former Tampa-area prosecutor that he was suing Governor Ron DeSantis for retaliation.
Johnny Depp Ordered to Pay ACLU Over Amber Heard Evidence: Judge
Lawyer Jessica Meyers of Brown Rudnick stated that the ACLU's original request of $86,000 was "exorbitant and unreasonable."
Amber Heard on Pledge Fiasco: 'I Shouldn't Have Had to' Donate at All
At the time of her $7 million divorce settlement, Heard announced that she would split the entire payout equally between the ACLU and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Is It Time to Set the First Amendment on FIRE?
The ACLU has in recent years drifted away from its moorings as the nation's premiere defender of the First Amendment, struggling instead to balance its commitment to free expression with progressive stances on behalf of racial and sexual minorities.
Why Johnny Depp Refuses to Pay ACLU $86K After Trial
The ACLU is demanding that Depp pay $86,256 after several ACLU witnesses testified in the trial, as well as reimbursement for documents the ACLU provided.
Why the ACLU Is Asking Johnny Depp for $86,000 Ahead of Verdict
Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard had previously pledged to donate $3.5 million to the ACLU.
Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortion at Fertilization
The state's new abortion law is the strictest in the country, which reproductive rights advocates say will have ripple effects nationally.
ACLU Still Backing Amber Heard Despite Confusion Over $3.5m Donation
The actress previously pledged to donate $3.5 million of her divorce settlement to the civil rights organization.
How Much Money Has Amber Heard Paid to the ACLU?
According to testimony from the ACLU's chief operating officer, Herd has not delivered on her promise to donate $3.5 million to the organization.
Court Upholds Title 42, But Provides Migrants With New Protections
"This is a huge victory," Lee Gelernt, the attorney overseeing the case and deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, told Newsweek.
Texas Investigating Parents of Transgender Teen for 'Child Abuse': Lawsuit
"No family should have to fear being torn apart because they are supporting their trans child," said the ACLU of Texas.
Police Reform Protects Journalists From Abuse by Minnesota State Patrol
The initial suit was brought against the MSP by reporters injured by troopers while covering protests in the wake of the George Floyd and Daunte Wright killings.
ACLU Sues Texas for Deeming Some U.S. Voters 'Non-Citizens'
The suit accuses Texas of erroneously flagging naturalized citizens as "non-citizens" under shaky and undisclosed criteria.
Kristi Noem's Abortion Bill Mimics Texas Law, Has $10K Penalty
Noem's proposal joins other anti-abortion measures recently enacted in South Dakota, including an executive order blocking telemedicine abortions.
Doctor, Sheriff Sued for Giving 4 Inmates Ivermectin Without Their Consent
Holly Dickson, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, said no one should be subject to medical experimentation.
Blue Cross of Kansas Changes Requirements to Approve Sex Change Surgeries
The policy changed this week previously required transgender people to legally change their name before a sex reassignment surgery could be approved.
School District to Return 2 LGBTQ Library Books After Student, ACLU Outcry
A petition organized by the Northland Student Association had gained more than 1,000 signatures by Monday afternoon.
Trump-Era Battles Continue Amid 'Assault on Civil Rights': ACLU President
Deborah Archer said the ACLU is "fighting some of those fights that we fought" under Donald Trump and that the Biden Administration must do more.
Tennessee Will Have to Defend Banning Transgender People From School Sports
A lawsuit alleges that the Tennessee law breaches the equal rights safeguards in Title IX and the 14th amendment.
Conservatives Find Rare Common Ground With ACLU in Death Penalty Case
Though the ACLU is against the death penalty, the group argues that death row prisoners should at least be permitted to exercise their religious freedom.
Biden Contemplates a Terrible Immigration Idea
Since he became president, Joe Biden has done just about everything conceivable to signal that his administration isn't serious about enforcing the nation's immigration laws.