The Snowden Film Gets Its Release Today. Could a Pardon Follow?

[DIGEST: Motherboard, TIME] This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined several prominent human rights organizations––including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International––to launch a formal campaign asking President Obama to pardon National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden has been living in an undisclosed location in Moscow and has sought asylum elsewhere since leaking … Continued

Two Schools, Two Policies: Developments in The Transgender Student Bathroom Battles

[DIGEST: Advocate, Huffington Post, CNN] This month in Virginia, a federal judge ruled that Gavin Grimm, currently an 11th grader at a public high school in Gloucester County, Virginia, may no longer use the boys bathroom at the school. Grimm, who is a transgender male, had been using the boys bathroom since September 2014 with permission from the school principal. However, … Continued

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