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Questions the Senate should address to any Supreme Court nominee.

My friend L., a magistrate in Britain, is appalled by American-style
sentencing, which has taken hold there recently.

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Back on Friday, June 12, 2002, the Defense Department had a big problem: Its new policy on torture of captives in the "war on terror" was about to be exposed.

This Administration may not know how to rule the world, but it sure can run a ritual.

Alberto Gonzales's nomination to succeed John Ashcroft as Attorney General put the Abu Ghraib torture scandal back on the front pages, since he was directly implicated, as White House counsel, in

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzalez's nomination.

This essay, from the October 1, 1874, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the politics of the Justice Department, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

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Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014

An ex-deputy testified in court about the culture of abuse pervading Los Angeles County jails.

June 4, 2014

Just a day after his son was killed, Richard Martinez asked people across the country to send postcards to their elected representatives with the simple phrase “Not one more.”

June 4, 2014

Unsurprisingly, men’s rights advocates learned nothing from the Isla Vista shooting.

June 3, 2014

US Customs and Border Protection revised its use-of-force guidelines to comply with recommendations from an independent report.

June 2, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on gun violence. 

May 29, 2014

US border agents have killed forty-five people since 2005.

May 27, 2014

On Thursday, Tennessee became the only state in America to authorize forced electrocutions.

May 23, 2014

A federal settlement to eliminate the use of seclusion on juvenile offenders is the first of its kind.

May 21, 2014