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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Blogs

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.

February 24, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

Key parts of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire this summer. 

February 18, 2015

The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.

February 17, 2015

A new report offers the most extensive study of reproductive healthcare in a state prison system to date.

February 13, 2015