Civil Liberties

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's frequent disparagement of reporters and news outlets threatens press freedom in the United States, and could incite violence against journalists.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Riot police use water cannons during clashes with protesters against the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.
In a move critics characterized as a dangerous threat to freedom of expression...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
White supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will no longer defend groups that...


With the sweep of his pen, President Donald Trump caused the U.S. immigration system to go into total disarray and sowed global chaos and confusion on Friday afternoon. The executive order he signed at 4:42 p.m. suspended all Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely, prohibited any other refugees from coming into the country for 120 days, and banned foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from visiting the country for 90 days. Refugees and people were caught...