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The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.
Following a landmark court ruling, the state is on deadline to release tens of thousands of people from prison. Is it succeeding?
Gun control advocates can take a page from Harry Truman’s long struggle for public health insurance.
Like defense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, I did my best to represent the ‘shoe-bomber,’ Richard Reid, when I was assigned to his case. But many less notorious defendants are not so lucky.
Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.
The uproar over government searches of media phone records should not obscure the deeper problem—the law’s failure to protect the privacy of all of us in the digital age.
Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?
Whatever their intent, laws equating pregnancy termination with murder are used against pregnant women, not for them.
“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.
But I’m not giving up on this precious, important city. America shouldn’t either.