The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
As governments and law enforcement agencies rush to incorporate facial recognition tech, California lawmakers have a chance to slam on the brakes.
A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.
Kentucky Judges Pre-Signed Blank Legal Documents So That Child Services Could Take Custody of Kids on Nights and Weekends
"Children are being illegally taken from their home without judges' proper authority."
Plus: Trump shows true colors on Yemen, U.K. sets a date for new porn rules, and scientists say we may be in a new geological epoch.
In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches
Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions.
Good intentions, private fears, and innovative entrepreneurs vying for government contracts are killing privacy in public places.
Santa Claus is coming to town with all his liquids in a single quart-sized baggie.
That's PATRIOT Act thinking.
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
Rand Paul betrays his civil libertarian principles when he calls for using junk science to ferret out disloyalty.
The same civil liberties that protect accused communists or street criminals may also protect the president or his lawyer. They protect us all.
David Cole defends the First Amendment's viewpoint neutrality, obliquely rebutting critics who question his group's commitment to it.
"[A]s applied to indigent drivers, the law is not merely ineffective; it is powerfully counterproductive."
Nick Gillespie talks to former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen about the difficulties and importance of free speech.
Declining support for unfettered debate among politicians, academics, and the public doesn't bode well for the future of free speech.
Canvassing the legal problems and practical effects of qualified immunity from constitutional lawsuits
"Time is truly of the essence here," said a lawyer for women imprisoned at Santa Rita Jail.
Except on one thoroughfare, nonresidents will need to demonstrate a reason for being on the town's roads.
"No pony has ever attacked an American politician," the lawsuit notes.
Senate Could Make It Easy for FBI to Spy on Teen Sexters, Black Lives Matter, and Other U.S. 'Criminals'
FISA reauthorization would majorly expand use of warrantless digital surveillance data against Americans.
Feds announce they may share voluntarily provided information to speed up DACA deportations, making illegal-immigrant cooperation with authorities less likely
The rhetorical use of the term "terrorism" leads to erosions of civil liberties and poor policy making.
The Kentucky senator laments that "there's very little of this attorney general, this Department of Justice, doing anything favorable towards criminal justice or towards civil liberties"
In an interview, the Kentucky senator laments that "there's very little of this attorney general, this Department of Justice, doing anything favorable towards criminal justice or towards civil liberties."
"I have such a deeper appreciation for the punishment that black people received from their government for so long and the crass politics that perpetuated it."
Maria Navarete says police told her "shut up, you have no rights" as they handcuffed and pinned down her and her children.
"I think a lot of the uproar is concocted," the libertarian senator tells CNN.
Trump's Executive Orders on Crime are More of the Same, Just More Intense Rhetoric, Says Harvey Silverglate
Trump's orders are "draconian" but Obama gets too much credit for too little actual criminal justice reform, according to famed civil liberties attorney.
The question shouldn't be which groups the program ought to target. It's whether the program should exist at all.
Populists and autocrats are the rising dual threats to liberty says new Freedom House report
Looking for a Left/Libertarian Alliance Against Trump? Maybe Rethink Reflexive '#DeleteUber' Reactions
Constantly looking for people to punish doesn't square with a commitment to liberty.
Attorney general confirmation hearings continue today; Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to testify against Sessions.
And you don't get points for not being as bad.
If Trump makes good on his many threats to curtail liberty, there will be resistance.
Freedom of the press, government accountability and transparency, and economic freedom have all been trending down, while corruption is trending up.
Progress in spite of government not because of it.
Man Found Not-Guilty of Rape Charges by Two Juries Still Required to Report All New Sex Partners to Police
British 23-year-old Nicholas Crawshaw is subject to a civil "Sex Risk Order" after cops weren't content to let his trials-by-jury stand.
"We are well on our way to developing...new ways to change their behavior."