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Past articles by Hina:

After Capitol riot, Biden backs domestic terror law. It's a predictably misguided response.

White supremacists in Capitol riot need police prosecution. But law enforcement has all the legal tools it needs already. → Read More

White Supremacist Violence Is On the Rise. Expanding the FBI’s Powers Isn't the Answer.

Expanding law enforcement's powers will harm the communities of color that white supremacist violence targets—and undermine our constitutional rights. → Read More

The Fatal Flaws in a Congressional Resolution to End US Support for the Saudi-Led Yemen War

One consequence of the Saudi government’s horrific murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a renewed congressional focus on ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led war against an anti-government movement in Yemen. → Read More

The Shadow of Torture Behind Trump’s Britain Visit

The U.K. was complicit in America’s torture. Neither country should let it happen again. → Read More

Trump’s Secret Rules for Killings Abroad

The American people need to know what the government is doing in our name. → Read More

We're Demanding Answers on U.S. Involvement in Torture at Secret UAE Prison Network

U.S. officials interrogated people held at secret facilities where torture is reported. → Read More

Trump is Considering Expanding Killing Powers Abroad. The Consequences for Civilians Will be Disastrous.

When the Obama administration put in place guidelines meant to restrain lethal drone and other killings abroad, we were concerned that they set too low a bar, and that even that low bar could easily be overturned. → Read More

Revised Settlement Means Even Stronger Protection From NYPD Surveillance for New York’s Muslims

As religious bigotry rises to a fever pitch nationwide, New York City is leading by example against it.Today, a revised settlement announced in a pair of challenges to the NYPD’s surveillance of New York’s Muslims would, if approved, enhance protections against discriminatory and unconstitutional policing. This settlement sends a message that the nation needs to hear. → Read More

Flying Home From Abroad, a Border Agent Stopped and Questioned Me

Last week, I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Protection questioning unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in over 25 years of travel into and out of this country, including more than 10 years of travel for my work as an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union and other rights groups. Continue reading → Read More

Hina Shamsi

Hina Shamsi (@HinaShamsi) is the Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. She has litigated cases upholding the freedoms of speech and association, and challenging targeted killing, torture, unlawful detention, and post-9/11… → Read More

Last Week, A Border Agent Stopped And Questioned Me... About My Work For The ACLU

I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Pro... → Read More

Landmark Settlement in Challenge to NYPD Surveillance of New York Muslims: What You Need to Know

A settlement in our challenge to NYPD surveillance of New York Muslims was announced today, heralding new safeguards to protect against bias-based and unjustified investigations of Muslim and other minority communities. → Read More

Until the No Fly List Is Fixed, It Shouldn’t Be Used to Restrict People’s Freedoms

The No Fly List is in the news this week, just in time for the ACLU’s argument in federal court on Wednesday in its five-year-long challenge to the list’s redress process. → Read More