Stories by Ian Millhiser

Ian Milhiser is a Policy Analyst and Blogger on legal issues at the Center for American Progress and the CAP Action Fund. subscribe to Ian Millhiser's feed

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: Think Progress

An African American doctoral student conducting research on negative stereotypes of Mississippi was pulled over and aggressively searched.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: Think Progress

As the nation grows increasingly comfortable with marijuana use, the Obama Administration’s policy on the drug is somewhat incoherent.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The legacy of slavery continues to drive voters in areas that once housed large numbers of slaves to vote Republican.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Holcomb told a local news station that the purpose of his conspicuously armed visits to Huntsville businesses is to protest a Texas law which permits gun owners to openly carry long rifles but not handguns.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Conservative lawmakers spend their time trying to ban non-existent practices.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Why would a state be this vindictive?

Posted on: Jul 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Holder cites "evidence of intentional racial discrimination" in Rick Perry's state.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Virginia GOP nominee for Attorney General would force women to report their miscarriages to police.

Posted on: May 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The freshman rep explained, "we’ve normalized perversion and perverted God’s natural law."

Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Another swing state attempts to restrict voters who tend to be liberal.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Bush v. Gore demonstrates how justices who are determined to reach a certain result are capable of bending both the law and their own prior jurisprudence in order to achieve it.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

The states' rights argument hinted at by Justice Anthony Kennedy could set a dangerous precedent.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: Think Progress

And where the surging support for marriage equality will lead.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could end discrimination against same-sex couples, one thing is for sure: how the bigoted Scalia will vote.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2013, Source: Think Progress

In context, Scalia’s quote is actually even more disturbing than the initial headlines suggested.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: Think Progress

A handful of protesters also entered the Capitol building itself and brandished assault rifles and other guns in the Capitol rotunda.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

If a Republican plan to rig the Electoral College had been in effect in 2012, it is reasonably likely that Mitt Romney would be President.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The young hacker faced a harsher prison than that for manslaughter, bank robbery, or selling slaves.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Would Jesus pack heat?

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: Think Progress

After filing a lawsuit against the district that employed her assailants, a former middle school student finds herself pegged as responsible for her rape.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: Think Progress

A Pennsylvania paper that's part of a conglomerate owned by Richard Mellon Scaife is telling voters -- falsely -- that they need photo ID.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Romney’s appointees are likely to essentially rewrite the Constitution.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: Think Progress

As the facts of this case demonstrated, cutting off early voting will endanger many voters’ ability to cast a vote.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

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Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

The Department of Justice has filed a suit against Arpaio -- here are the worst examples of his bigotry against Latinos.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: Center for American Progress

A spate of anti-voting-rights proposals in states as different as Florida and Wisconsin is not occurring by accident. Instead, many of these laws are being spread through ALEC.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: Think Progress

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