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Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted

A pro-life woman clashing with a group of pro-choice demonstrators at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015Photo: iStock Georgia is doubling down on its recently signed law virtually outlawing abortion in the state, telling a federal court that it should dismiss an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop the law from taking effect. […]

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Supremes Give Trump Green Light to Use Military Funds to Build His Precious Wall

A border fence is seen near the Rio Grande which marks the boundary between Mexico and the U.S. in Eagle Pass, Texas. on February 09, 2019 in Eagle Pass, Texas. Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty) By a 5-4 vote Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump can co-opt funds meant for the military […]

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Boston suburb bans facial recognition software

Citing concern over potential discrimination and dystopian misuse, the Somerville City Council in Massachusetts today voted to ban facial recognition software use by local police or city departments, the second U.S. city to outlaw the technology. The ban for the city of 81,000 near Boston follows the introduction of a facial recognition ban passed in […]

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A New Lawsuit Against a Virginia Apartment Complex Shows How Modern Day Redlining Works

iStock The American Civil Liberties Union filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Virginia apartment complex Tuesday morning for its policy of banning all housing applications from people with criminal records. Filed in Richmond, Va., the lawsuit accuses Wisely Properties and Multifamily Management Services, Inc., owners and operators of the Sterling Glen apartment complex, of […]

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Held for More Than a Year in a Men’s Prison, North Carolina Finally Agrees to Transfer Trans Inmate to Women’s Facility

Photo: iStock After holding a trans woman inmate for more than a year in a men’s prison, North Carolina has announced that it will finally move Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a women’s facility. The surprise decision came on Friday afternoon with a letter from the state’s Department of Public Safety. DPS, which had come under the […]

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Fight’s On: ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue to Stop Alabama’s Virtual Abortion Ban

A protester wears an “I stand with Planned Parenthood” shirt at a May 21, 2019, rally in Atlanta against recently passed abortion ban bills. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage (Getty) Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Alabama’s law that bans abortions except in cases of “serious” […]

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