Mass Surveillance Program Revealed By Snowden Was Illegal

By Raphael Satter, Reuters. -

Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was [...]

Protesters Attacked By Police Are Suing To Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

Protesters demonstrating against white supremacy and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s public lynching have been met with illegal repression by law enforcement. Police have utilized [...]

Protesters Attacked By Police Are Suing To Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

Victims of police abuse are filing litigation, and at least one judge has put a halt to some of the most egregious misconduct. Plaintiffs allege that police misconduct resulted in the violation [...]

Report: FBI Spying On Social Movements

By Staff, Rights and Dissent. -

The report exposes FBI political surveillance as systemic and part of a wider pattern of abuse, and documents how the FBI frequently cites its counterterrorism authorities when spying on [...]

The Border Isn’t A Rights-Free Zone

By Hugh Handeyside, ACLU. -

An American family that underwent a harrowing detention at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection can now seek some measure of justice. That’s the result of a recent ruling by the [...]