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What are the thousand words, I wonder, that are worth the pictures of
grinning US soldiers sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib
prison?

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based media company whose
holdings include sixty-two TV stations, did the country a favor when it
refused to air the April 30 special edition of Nigh

On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the
federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy
combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as

George W.
Bush has declared that tort reform will be a major part of his
forthcoming campaign.

When the Supreme Court
hears oral argument April 20 on the cases challenging the legality of
the detentions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, it will confront the
most dramatic conflict betwe

Fifty years ago, African-Americans and
fellow progressives hailed Brown v. Board of Education as a
conclusive turning point in the struggle for racial equality.

How four federal judges brought the rule of reason to the South.

The product of black legal skill and strategy, Brown has a black copyright.

Click here to read Brown at 50 by Eric Foner and Randall Kennedy.

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An internal review of the US Border Patrol raises serious questions about the agency’s use-of-force policy.

February 28, 2014

Solitary Watch reports that eight to nine prisoners are taking part in the strike, held at the federal government’s highest-security prison.

February 27, 2014

Activist Natalie Hynde was ordered to pay fines for blocking access to a drilling site in Balcombe, England. 

February 26, 2014

Michael Taylor was convicted for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl.

February 25, 2014

There's only one solution to the American obsession with personal safety: more guns.

February 25, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014

Ohio's official lethal injection cocktail came under fire after a grisly execution in January.

February 20, 2014

The agreement also includes a ban on the use of solitary confinement to discipline pregnant inmates.

February 19, 2014

Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012 during a dispute over loud music. He was found guilty on three charges of attempted murder.

February 15, 2014

A little wonkish background on the arrest and release of Brooklyn pastor Orlando Findlayter.

February 14, 2014