Missouri Reps Just Voted to Completely Defund the State’s Public Libraries
The new budget sets funds for libraries to $0. Library groups say the move is retaliation for suing the state over its recent book ban law.
Virginia Court Blocks Republican Attempt to Criminalize LGBTQ Books
Two politicians tried to use an obscure “obscenity” law to stop Barnes & Noble from selling the books to minors under threat of criminal punishment.
‘Not Going to Happen’: Biden Won’t Pay Families Separated at the Border
270 migrant children are still separated from their parents, a Department of Justice court filing says.
ACLU Accused of Telling Black Staff to ‘Keep Quiet’ on Lack of Black Leaders
A Black employee is suing the oganization after he says he was demoted and put in a position that paid about half what he'd been making.
Here’s What to Do If a Cop Pulls You Over
Traffic stops are the most common way people interact with cops, and they can be dangerous. These tips can keep you safe.
Even Where Weed Is Legal, Cops Still Mostly Arrest Black and Brown People
In Washington, D.C., alone, where weed is mostly legal, nearly 90 percent of the people arrested for cannabis-related crimes in 2020 were Black.
This Dad’s Emotional Defense of His Trans Daughter’s Rights Is Going Viral
“As a parent, the one thing we cannot do, the one thing, is silence our child’s spirit,” Brandon Boulware told the Missouri state Legislature.
Lawmakers Who Attack Trans Kids in Sports Don’t Know of Any Trans Kids In Sports
“It starts to look like the project is not about protecting women and girls in sport but rather stopping young people from being trans at all.”
The Island Where American Women Have to Fly 4,000 Miles for an Abortion
People living in Guam, including members of the military, have had no legal way to obtain an abortion there since 2018.
Baltimore Police Lied About Almost Every Aspect of Its Spy Plane Program
The ACLU is suing to stop the program after an independent audit showed police made false statements about how mass-surveillance data was being used.
The Trump Administration Has Effectively Orphaned 545 Migrant Kids
Lawyers say they haven't been able to find the parents of hundreds of kids taken from their parents under the "zero tolerance" family separation policy.
The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over COVID Exploding in Prisons
The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to get records to figure out what went wrong.