Civil Rights

The law has fueled a diplomatic crisis with Israel, which fears it would enable Poland to whitewash the role of the Poles who killed or denounced Jews during the Holocaust.
The 2017 Women's March in Washington D.C. (Jerry Kiesewetter/Unsplash)
The Editors January 16, 2018
The march’s rallying call last January became even more poignant in the year that followed.
Baker Jack Phillips decorates a cake in his Masterpiece Cakeshop Sept. 21 in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court was set to hear oral arguments Dec. 5 in the case of the baker who cited religious freedom in his refusal to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)
The questions in the Supreme Court oral arguments weighed anti-discrimination laws against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression.
The Washington, D.C., transit agency cites rules against what it calls the  “promotion” of religion on its buses, (iStock/RiverNorthPhotography)
Michael J. O’Loughlin November 28, 2017
The Washington Metro cited its guidelines against religious ads in preventing the image of a group of shepherds from running on city buses.
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Shannen Dee Williams November 22, 2017
On Nov. 11, the Catholic Church lost a moral titan in the long struggle for racial equality and justice in the United States.
Ellen K. Boegel November 03, 2017
The president’s campaign to define—and enforce—patriotism poses constitutional questions for chief executives and football players alike.