Marjorie Cohn covers the Supreme Court decision to let the state’s anti-BDS law stand — and ignore legal precedent protecting the right to boycott under the First Amendment.
Biden Nominee Dropped After ‘Israel Apartheid’ Comment
The withdrawal of James Cavallaro’s nomination to a human rights commission was decried by rights advocates as a clamp-down on criticism of the Israeli government’s violent policies in Palestine.
Harrowing Drone-Strike Testimony at US Senate
ACLU attorney Hina Shamsi came under fire from Sen. Lindsey Graham, while the chair of a Yemeni group offered graphic testimony of airstrikes’ human costs.
An Unprincipled Attack on a Human Rights Giant
Marjorie Cohn defends the legacy of Michael Ratner from an attack by Yale law professor Samuel Moyn.
Walter Plywaski & Atheists’ Right to US Citizenship
Kristina M. Lee pays tribute to a Holocaust survivor’s contribution to the fight for religious freedom after his Covid-related death earlier this year.
The Pattern of Over-Policing Drivers
On the heels of the police killing of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, Samantha Schuyler reports on an ACLU study showing law enforcers’ incentives to punish as many people as possible.
A Warning to Non-Citizen Soldiers & Vets
Even after honorable discharge, foreign-born veterans who get arrested run the risk of deportation, writes Colonel Ann Wright.