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Glenberg: Students, schools, and religion

OP ED: The new school year is about to begin and, as usual, we can expect a lot of confusion and controversy about religion in public schools. While the issue raises some complicated questions, the general principle is simple: A student has the right to exercise religion. A school may not exercise religion. read more »

Ferguson Revives Police Militarization Debate

OP ED: Today's youth no longer need to travel to a military base to see military grade armored vehicles. In fact, when youth in Caroline and Culpeper counties look out their bedroom window they may see the Sheriff's Office's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, which is a tank designed to withstand an armor-piercing roadside bomb. read more »

Baluarte: 3 questions for the ACLU

OP ED: David Baluarte, a clinical professor of law at Washington and Lee Law School, recently joined the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. The Roanoke Times had these questions for him. read more »

Religion in our Public Schools

BLOG: With a new school year just around the corner, we can expect a lot of confusion and controversy about the role of religion in public schools. Can students exercise their faith during school hours? Can school officials promote one faith over others? read more »

Medical Professionals Speak Out: Rules for Women’s Health Care Centers Must be Rewritten

BLOG: Thousands of Virginians spoke out, and the message was clear - medicine and science, not politics should govern rules for women’s health centers. read more »

Liberty and Justice for All – The Civil Rights Case Against Immigration Detainers

(08/11/2014) Responding to a tip, the Allentown Pennsylvania Police Department raided a construction worksite and arrested Ernesto Garza, a construction worker. The tip alleged that Mr. Galarza and others used the worksite to sell drugs. Mr. Galarza was found innocent of these charges. Unfortunately, it’s not just our failed “War on Drugs” that harmed Mr. Galarza, his arrest also brought him face to face with our broken immigration enforcement system. read more »

Virginia’s Botched Death Penalty System

(08/05/14) While the media is focused on botched lethal injections, in Virginia we have a much larger concern – a botched death penalty system that has led innocent and mentally disabled people to Virginia’s death row. read more »

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 »

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