The Civil Liberties MinuteTM podcasts—written and recorded each week by attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU’s western Massachusetts office—highlight threats to civil liberties and what you can do to protect freedom.

Civil liberties luminaries including Lilly Ledbetter, Baratunde Thurston, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Frances Crowe, Martín Espada, Ramsey Clark, and Louis Black introduce episodes.

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14 Days for Felicity Huffman | The criminal justice system’s disparities based on class and race violate the promise of equal justice under law.

Presidential Pay to Play? | Lawsuits claiming that President Trump violated the emoluments clause are winding their way through the courts with the Supreme Court a likely destination, but the Supreme Court could decide to not decide.

A Court for Immigrants? | A not well understood fact: Immigration courts in the United States are not part of the judicial branch of government.

No Escape from Terror? | The Trump administration has barred almost all Central Americans fleeing personal terror in their home countries from seeking asylum in the United States.

Sugar, Spice, and Slavery | More from the 1619 Project on the tentacles and remnants of sugar slavery.


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