Major Rights Groups: Decriminalize Use Of All Illicit DrugsAs Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step -- the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs.
Texas Abortions Fell Sharply Under Law Supreme Court VoidedAbortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down -- a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.
ACLU Sues Mississippi Over 'Religious Rights' LawThe American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is suing the state over a law that will allow workers to cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people.
New Cameras Coming To DART TrainsBy 2018, DART plans to add facial recognition software. It can cross-reference images of wanted riders with the DART database.
Hollywood Accused Of Gender Bias In Hiring Women DirectorsThe ACLU said Tuesday they are asking federal and California civil rights agencies to investigate what they call "the systemic failure" to hire women directors in the film and television industry.
Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In SolitaryA study by the Texas Civil Rights Project and American Civil Liberties Union is critical of what the organizations contend is overuse of solitary confinement in Texas prisons.
Web Filter Lifts Block On Gay Rights SitesA popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.
Some Concerned About Car Computers' Effect On PrivacyConnecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.
To Cut Down On Fraud, DPS Wants Fingerprints To Renew Drivers LicenseNext time you head to the DMV lawmakers will want your finger prints on file before you can get your drivers license renewed.
NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks At SXSW ConferenceNSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival.
Driving Somewhere? There's A Gov't Record Of ThatChances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.
Complaint Filed Over Whole Foods Spanish FlapA civil rights group has filed complaints against Whole Foods Market with a New Mexico agency for allegedly discriminating against Spanish-speaking employees at an Albuquerque store.