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The government vs. the Constitution

The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations recently filed a lawsuit accusing the federal government of, among other lapses, denying due process to mothers with children detained at the border, including interfering with their efforts to obtain legal advice to guide them in appearances before immigration judges. The case is complicated, but it highlights a trend in government disregard for rights once seen as vital — among them, the right to be informed of charges and have a meaningful opportunity to rebut them, to be represented by counsel and to appeal adverse rulings. In pursuit of real and exaggerated threats to national security and public safety, and in sometimes...

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