Inspectors for the Department of Homeland Security found dangerous problems in immigration detention facilities. For years, the government fought NPR's efforts to obtain its often damning reports.
Harsher punishments for violent protests in North Carolina are being challenged by a prominent civil rights group, which said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that several parts of a new anti-riot law are unconstitutional.
The state Supreme Court kept two state bans in place after Kentucky voters signaled support for abortion rights at the ballot box last November.
Victories in several states this year have abortion rights advocates looking at where they can next take the fight directly to voters.
The actor made the pledge as she ended her marriage to Johnny Depp, saying she would split $7 million between the ACLU and a children's hospital. Depp's defamation case against Heard is ongoing.
The abortion pill mifepristone was approved in 2000 but still faces layers of restrictions. Advocates want the FDA to permanently allow patients to receive the pill by mail instead of in person.
A Southern California community grapples with the legacy of being secretly surveilled by the FBI. Twenty years later, the matter is a legal fight that has reached the Supreme Court.
Immigration advocates had put their lawsuit on hold to give the Biden administration time to phase out the Trump-era Title 42 measure. But they say they're tired of waiting.
The ACLU wants the Biden administration to close dozens of immigration detention facilities, citing the historically low number of immigrants in detention and the high cost of paying for empty beds.