New Jersey Lifts Prison Book Ban After A.C.L.U. Calls It Unconstitutional

The state reversed a ban on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” after the A.C.L.U. of New Jersey wrote to the state’s corrections commissioner.

Cellphone and Computer Searches at U.S. Border Rise Under Trump

Border agents say the electronic searches have stopped terrorism suspects and criminals, but privacy advocates call them an invasive violation of the Constitution.

A Teenager Said She Had Been Raped in Her Home Country. The U.S. Opposed Her Abortion.

An official who temporarily blocked an undocumented teenager’s abortion said that although the girl had been raped, it was not possible to “cure violence with further violence.”

Janet Benshoof, Women’s Champion on a Global Scale, Dies at 70

Ms. Benshoof, a lawyer, defended abortion and contraceptive rights in American courts and took on cases of sexual violence, war crimes and genocide abroad.

Officials Weigh Sending American Detainee to Saudi Arabia

Security officials are exploring whether to transfer a detained U.S. citizen suspected of being an Islamic State fighter to Saudi Arabia, where he grew up.

After Court Victory, Detained Teenage Immigrants Are Allowed to Obtain Abortions

The Trump administration had tried to block two young immigrants from ending their pregnancies, but it relented after a judge ruled for the women this week.