In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.

3 Lawsuits Filed Against White House Panel on Voter Fraud

By MICHAEL WINES July 10, 2017 Still smarting from a backlash by state election officials, the White House panel investigating claims of voter fraud and other irregularities was hit with a salvo of lawsuits on Monday that accused it of violating federal...

Legal Fight Could Make Kentucky Only State With No Abortion Clinic

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG May 2, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As states across the nation enact increasingly aggressive restrictions on abortion, perhaps nowhere has the political climate shifted as much as here in Kentucky, where the E.M.W. Women’s...

Chemist’s Misconduct Is Likely to Void 20,000 Massachusetts Drug Cases

By JESS BIDGOOD April 18, 2017 BOSTON — About 20,000 drug cases tied to a disgraced former state chemist appear headed for dismissal, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and public defenders said Tuesday as they combed through legal filings...

In Arkansas, a Tempered Victory for Death Penalty Opponents

By ALAN BLINDER and MANNY FERNANDEZ April 18, 2017 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Barely a dozen hours had passed since a pair of execution warrants had expired. The two men the State of Arkansas had wanted to put to death on Monday night remained...