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Tweet Chat Blog Series: Voter Photo ID Law is Hitting Snags

(08/01/14) We may be approaching the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the historic ground-breaking law prohibiting voting and election practices that discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, but we’re still fighting to protect the right to vote in Virginia. read more »

Marriage Equality Prevails at the Fourth Circuit! What’s Next?

(07/28/2014) It is a thrilling day in Virginia. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 2-1 that Virginia’s laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying and refusing recognition to same-sex couples’ marriages from other states are unconstitutional. read more »

Tweet Chat Blog Series: It’s time to Make “Big Brother” Play by the Rules

(07/25/14) Confronted with losses of privacy rights and other civil liberties, we are often willing to buy the rhetoric of trading freedom for security. read more »

Women’s Rights are on the Line Before the Supreme Court, Again

(07/24/2014) It’s been a bad year for women’s rights, and next year may prove just as troubling. On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, a deeply troubling, unprecedented ruling undermining women’s rights and religious freedom, news broke that the Supreme Court will consider, next term, another case with huge implications for women’s rights. read more »

Are Attacks on Abortion Decreasing? Or are they Just Sneakier?

(07/21/2014) States enacted fewer abortion restrictions this year than the previous three years. This is good news, right? Not necessarily. Instead, as the Guttmacher Institute recently reported, access to abortion will decrease in many states especially because of restrictions known as targeted regulations of abortion providers (TRAP). read more »

Why Millennials Should Care About Government Surveillance

(07/20/2014) As a Millennial concerned about privacy and protection from government surveillance, I’m often asked by my peers: Why should I care? Who’s to care if some government database catalogs every email I send or receive? I care. I don’t want my conversations intercepted and saved by the government. read more »

Discrimination Continues in the Commonwealth

(07/19/2014) Discrimination comes in many forms. Sometimes, it shows up where you least expect it or where we may not think to look for it. At first glance, it may be hard to imagine someone (perhaps a woman), who is successful, earning a middle class income, and who owns her own business as someone who could face discrimination. read more »

ICE Asks Sheriffs to Ignore Due Process – The Answer Should be No

(07/17/2014) The Obama administration has deported two million people since taking office. Whether that strikes you as good news or bad news, the fact is that everyone in America has a right under the Constitution to due process of law. read more »

Why Sexting Your Girlfriend Should Not be a Crime

(07/15/2014) It’s been all over the news. Manassas City Police wanted to take a photo of a teen’s erect penis and were willing to use drugs to cause the erection. read more »

Meet Jack Lohmann, New ACLU of Virginia Summer Intern

(07/11/2014) After years of political advocacy and campaign work, I’m thrilled to be an intern with the ACLU of Virginia this summer. read more »

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