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Jail

Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence. 

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

Blogs

With the public approval of the NRA falling, Biden and Obama must push forward on gun control now.

January 10, 2013

The story of Weldon Angelos speaks volumes about the unfairness of mandatory minimum sentencing.

January 10, 2013

On behalf of the state retirement fund, the New York comptroller is suing a tech company to provide info about its political donations, setting an important precedent in the Citizens United era.

January 10, 2013

Ronald Reagan was an early adopter of, and key propagandist for, gun culture's vigilante turn.

January 10, 2013

Prosecutors suggest similar litigation against media outlets is possible.

January 10, 2013

Details emerging this week in court about July’s mass shooting show multiple ways the tragedy could have been averted. 

January 9, 2013

The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.

January 7, 2013

Enough is enough: we must wrest control of public safety policy from gun manufacturers. 

January 4, 2013

It's time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the US is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance.

January 4, 2013

The twelve-minute video shows a student joking about the rape victim, a high school classmate, in Steubenveille, Ohio.

January 4, 2013