In which the ACLU frees Watson and Crick

In 2009, I listened as ACLU attorney Chris Hansen outlined a radical new strategy to defeat gene patenting. Four years later, the Supreme Court has agreed with Hansen and the ACLU, and handed down a victory for women, for cancer research, and for science.

Sometimes I get to feel like I work with super heroes.

So a high school principal in Tennessee, Dorothy Bond, was using the PA system to preach about Jesus Christ and his sacrifice. She was holding assemblies to tell her students that gay people "weren't...

Thank you for your support

As we approach the end of the tax year, I thought I'd share a brief list of the charitable organizations I personally support.  Some of you can probably afford to make much larger gifts...

Giving Tuesday Suggestions!

Giving Tuesday is my favorite post-Thanksgiving theme weekday! Here are four charities I believe in and to which I donate.

Read this profile of Vic Walczak, a friend and civil rights hero

I encourage you to read this piece in Colgate University's newsletter about Vic Walczak, the state legal director for the ACLU of Pennsylvania. I had the privilege to work with Vic during my time...

Merry Christmas, you atheist bastards!

A gallery of a few favorite Christmas cards received by the ACLU of Pennsylvania this year.

Sexting, and what it means to be a girl

On January 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit heard arguments in Miller, et al. v. Skumanick, a child pornography case that, oddly, involves no child pornography.

Video: Gene Patenting and Public Education

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Government Prayer and the Supreme Court

I took to video to share my thoughts about the Supreme Court's terrible ruling on government-led prayer.

George R. R. Martin cares about what I do!

Don't get me wrong, I love what I do. I hardly need validation from celebrities to make me feel good about my job. Still, it was a nice start to the week to read...

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