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  • 17 Years of Shame: Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

    protesters in orange jumpsuits parade in front of whitehouse blanketed in snow.

    For over a decade, we’ve gathered outside the White House or at the Supreme Court on January 11 to mark the anniversary of the opening of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Over 700 men have been detained there. Fortunately, most have been re… [Read More]

  • The Senate’s #1 Priority: CURTAILING Your Free Speech Rights

    The Senate is off to a bad start. The very first bill introduced, S.1, is an omnibus that includes the “Combating BDS Act of 2019.” It’s a bill designed to chill criticism of Israel.  That’s right. As the new Senate convenes under the cloud of a shutdo… [Read More]

  • Congress, Police, Protesters and Surveillance

    Video surveillance cameras for monitoring on streets

    Police zeal to embrace military-grade hardware is unprecedented, and the deployment of surveillance technology on the public often occurs with little public debate or warning.

  • Two New Lawsuits Challenge Unconstitutional Anti-Boycott Laws

    Arkansas and Texas aren’t unique in having laws on the books aimed at penalizing supporters of Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights. They are among 26 states to have enacted such laws. Arkansas and Texas have also joined another growing subset of states–those who face First Amendment challenges to their anti-BDS laws.

  • It’s Bill of Rights Day: Celebrate Our Movement!

    To celebrate Bill of Rights Day today, I’d like to reflect on our tremendous legacy from the days we called ourselves the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and the groundbreaking work the organization did (long before I came onto the scene).