A federal appeals court heard arguments here Tuesday from civil rights advocates trying to reinstate a landmark lawsuit against the CIA over alleged human rights abuses.
More evidence emerged last week showing that the Pentagon has used counterterrorism resources to spy on peace activists.
An employee walk-out at a giant hog slaughterhouse in North Carolina forced company officials to alter its policy on firing workers whose Social Security numbers are not verified.
Rather than penalize the company that slipped an illegal strain of genetically modified rice into the human food supply, the USDA has simply approved the grain for marketing.
As marketers generate more-invasive means of gathering and using your personal information, Congress has still done nothing to protect the general population specifically from invasions of online privacy.
The drinking water for thousands of residents in Ohio and West Virginia might become less toxic under an agreement reached between chemical giant DuPont and the Environment Protection Agency.
In a decision favoring state regulations over city laws, the Ohio Supreme Court has dealt a blow to local efforts to protect residents from inequitable home loans.
Voting rights groups are calling for a revote in Sarasota County, Florida, where they suspect electronic voting machines failed to record tens of thousands of votes.
A coalition of environmental groups sued the Bush administration this week for disregarding a congressional order to assess the impact of global warming.
The FBI is looking to make people's criminal records more extensive and more accessible to private employers. Critics say that increased exposure of people's criminal histories will unfairly foreclose job opportunities.
Civil-rights activists in New Orleans won a partial victory in the fight for fair housing practices this week.
The US Justice Department will reinvestigate conditions at Los Angeles Countyâ€™s juvenile detention centers six years after it found dangerous conditions, inadequate mental-health services and a lack of educational programs there.
As a debate rages over illegal immigration, activists representing documented immigrants say the naturalization process is arduous, expensive and slow â€“ and itâ€™s about to get harder.
A coalition of civil- and human-rights advocates is calling on workers across the country to boycott health-insurance policies from Aetna if the company fails to create a trust fund for descendents of enslaved Africans.
On Tuesday, human-rights groups appealed to the international arena to hold the architects of the so-called "war on terror" accountable for alleged crimes against humanity.
Monday afternoon, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that reclassifies unlawful animal-rights tactics as terrorism under certain conditions, even if they are non-violent.
Public-interest advocates say cell phone surveillance is becoming cheaper and more pervasive, but companies and governments are lagging behind in establishing policies to protect the right to privacy.
Legislation that zipped easily through the Senate would re-criminalize certain acts, including non-violent civil disobedience, as "terrorism" if carried out in defense of animals.
Republicans are coming under fire for their use of "robocalls," automated messages that flooded phone lines in competitive districts in the days before the election.
As the removal of the Pentagonâ€™s top official fuels speculation about a new course in Iraq, human-rights groups are feeling out how a churning of military leadership could impact the fate of detainees in US custody â€“ as well as the future of war-crimes and human-rights cases facing the administration.
Public-interest advocates are accusing the nationâ€™s premier business association of withholding information on money it poured into state-level election campaigns.
Voters in Arizona passed a slew of ballot initiatives by a three-to-one margin Tuesday, each cracking down on the stateâ€™s undocumented immigrants.
Californians voted down a proposition that would have imposed a tax on oil companies drilling in the state.
Yesterday, voters in five states passed ballot initiatives targeting cigarette smoking through smoke-free laws, cigarette taxes and anti-tobacco education programs, according to unofficial election results posted by secretaries of state.
As companies experiment with growing drugs in common food crops, watchdogs say even the most deliberative attempts by government to scrutinize the practice fall short of protecting the public.
Immigrant workers throughout the US are facing layoffs as employers haphazardly, and perhaps illegally, implement a proposed rule from the Homeland Security Department.
Voters in a Kentucky county today could approve a referendum that would make their privatized water system public.
As native women experience increasingly severe abuse by non-Indian and Indian men, many are addressing the systemic foundations of misogyny in their communities, which they trace to colonization.
As the cost of health care continues to rise, health-care related industries stand to influence key races in Tuesdayâ€™s election by pouring millions of dollars behind Republican and Democratic candidates.
Civil-rights and public-interest groups across the country will be dispatching lawyers, sending out poll monitors, and staffing hotlines across the country Tuesday in an effort to protect against potential voting-rights infringements.