- Shell companies and ‘dark money’ may hide details of Trump ties to DC protests January 22, 2021Details of Trump’s ties to a rally before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol remain hidden due to the role of dark money and shell companies.
- Trump-tied lobbyists paid massive sums to push pardons January 22, 2021Washington lobbyists with close ties to outgoing President Donald Trump were paid lucrative sums by clients angling for last-minute pardons from the president.
- Biden ethics rules aim to curtail revolving door, ‘shadow lobbying’ January 21, 2021President Joe Biden signed new ethics rules meant to prevent his administration officials from joining the lucrative Washington influence industry shortly after leaving the executive branch.
- Democrats prioritize campaign finance overhaul with ‘For the People Act’ January 21, 2021Congress will consider a sweeping democracy reform package in the first days of the Biden administration.
- Impeachment vote leaves GOP lawmakers’ 2022 chances uncertain January 19, 2021Ten GOP lawmakers voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 6, which could lead to consequences for them down the line in 2022.
- An End to the Muslim Ban is Just the Beginning January 22, 2021This week, Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States. As part of his day one agenda, he rescinded one of the Trump administration’s most noxious orders. The Muslim ban, enacted within Trump’s first days in office, blocked virtually all immigration from countries with substantial Muslim populations, including Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somal […]ACLU
- The First Amendment Protects Scabby, the 12-Foot Inflatable Rat, Too January 22, 2021Living in New York City, there are some things you just know. You know that if you see a gigantic rat in the subway station you look the other way and pretend it doesn’t exist. And you know that if you see a gigantic inflatable rat in front of a business it means that workers are protesting unfair employer practices.Scabby the Rat, a 12-foot inflatable rat b […]Arianna Demas
- What President Biden’s LGBTQ Executive Order Does and Doesn’t Do January 21, 2021Yesterday, as part of a slate of executive orders signed by President Biden on his first day in office, he issued an “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” It is now the policy of this administration that “[e]very person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able […]Chase Strangio
- Turning the Page on Trump to the Work Ahead January 20, 2021Picture it: The United States is riven by social unrest and political polarization. Millions of Americans feel unwelcome in the only home they’ve ever known. Thousands of immigrants are being rounded up, denied due process, and even deported. A rise in hateful, nationalist rhetoric is fueling anxiety over our borders, and stoking the flames of white suprema […]Anthony D. Romero
- The Moral Imperative to Eliminate the Historic Stain of Family Separation January 19, 2021In 2018, the ACLU brought a successful lawsuit, Ms. L. v. ICE, against the Trump administration’s barbaric practice of forcibly separating migrant families. At the time, we had no idea of the scale and depravity of the injustice, but now know that thousands of children were deliberately ripped from their parents, including toddlers and babies. This fall, we […]Lee Gelernt
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