A federal district court entered an order to ease Texas’s strict photo ID law — and allow voters without ID to cast a regular ballot this November. The ruling is part of a string of major voting victories in recent weeks.
Research shows you are more likely to be struck by lightning than commit in-person voter impersonation fraud. In rolling back strict voting laws, courts found little evidence of fraud — and substantial evidence of disenfranchisement.
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously ruled, in Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America, that a domestic search warrant cannot compel American companies to provide emails stored outside the United States.
Today, Congress introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016, a transformative bill that would add up to 50 million new voters by automatically registering every eligible citizens to vote across the nation.
The average person in a large urban area is safer walking on the street today than he or she would have been at almost any time in the past 30 years. In some cities, murder is up. But there is not yet sufficient evidence to conclude it's a national trend.
The Brennan Center and 28 other civil liberties organizations called on the president to quickly nominate someone with a strong background in privacy and civil liberties to fill the vital position of PCLOB chair.