Civil Liberties

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
 "All I've wanted, like everyone else, is to be free and with my family again," Adham Hassoun said in a statement on Monday. "But the government at every turn tried to deny me the opportunity to prove my innocence. I'm grateful to the court for upholding the freedoms and constitutional guarantees that made me fall in love with this country 30 years ago." (Image: Witness Against Torture/flickr)
Held without charges or evidence since 2017—and imprisoned overall for nearly two decades—the judge ordered, pending an appeal, for the U.S. government to release Adham Hassoun.
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is leading a bill to curb the president's power under the Insurrection Act of 1807.
"We cannot allow President Trump to weaponize our military and use active duty...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"This is suspension of habeas corpus, it is unconstitutional," said Rep...


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...