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Nearly every single community member speaking at recent hearing on stop-and-frisk opposed the NYPD’s controversial policy.
Regardless of who wins on November 6, there are no signs that either Romney or Obama will act to dismantle the lawless military commissions created after 9/11.
As a death row lawyer who fights to keep his clients alive, I believe life without parole denies the possibility of redemption every bit as much as strapping a murderer to the gurney and filling him with poison.
As a federal district judge in Iowa, I have sentenced a staggering number of low-level drug addicts to long prison terms. This is not justice.
Fear of a cyber attack is eroding US civil liberties and the constitution.
While Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly defend stop-and-frisk, a damning video is fueling the fight for police accountability in New York City.
Council members demanded answers from Mayor Bloomberg's representative just one day after a video released by The Nation documented an abusive stop.
Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.
An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.
The Partisan is a weak account of the career and legal thinking of a conservative and obstreperous chief justice.
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