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Voting Rights Act
Black Lives Matter
Michael Ratner is president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Jails and Prisons
September 12, 2011
From Attica to Pelican Bay
Forty years after Attica, the US prison population is ten times larger.
November 25, 2008
Don’t Repackage Gitmo!
Shutting down Guantánamo is long overdue. We shouldn't recreate it by another name.
October 4, 2006
Pushing Back on Detainee Act
As Republicans and Democrats voted to approve the Military Commission Act last week, those who love the law were mortified by its passage and angry at those who capitulated, but unwilling to give up.
July 2, 2006
For His Eyes Only: Bush’s Secret Crimes
By blindly accepting Bush's expansion of state secrets claims, the courts are allowing the executive branch to operate above the law, putting the core principles of our democracy at risk.
May 4, 2006
Making the Case for Impeachment
The idea of impeaching the President is not such an unlikely notion after all.
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