Karen Houppert is a Baltimore-based freelance journalist. Her book on indigent defense will be published by the New Press in March 2013 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.
Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.
Five years after alerting authorities that she was gang-raped in Iraq, KBR/Halliburton employee Jamie Leigh Jones will finally get her day in court
Three women contractors raped in Iraq testify before a Senate committee: why has the Justice Department failed to prosecute crimes like these?
In the wake of Jamie Leigh Jones's highly publicized charges, a woman comes forward with new allegations of a brutal sexual assault and cover-up at a KBR camp in Iraq.
Newcomer Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito showed their true stripes by supporting a landmark late-term abortion ban.
A medical breakthrough has provoked opposition from conservatives, consumer advocates and antivaccine groups.
Peace activists and military families in DC Saturday were less angry than than resolute that the American people sent a clear signal in November to end the US occupation in Iraq.
Cindy Sheehan is more a symbol of the peace movement than its leader, a unifying force who seeks to bridge divisions among those who seek an end to war.
Military recruiters are targeting the nation's high schools and junior highs, seeking an early harvest of soldiers-to-be. Is your child next?