Help

Nation Topics - Law

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

With their handling of the heart-wrenching Terri Schiavo case, George W. Bush and his Republican allies in tragedy exploitation were awash in the currency of Washington: hypocrisy.

As Jesus said to render unto Caesar
A portion of thy grain or of thy stock,
Our policy's to render unto Caesar
In hopes that he'll apply electric shock.

It seemed too bizarre to be anything but apocryphal, but, hey, I heard it on NPR: William Poole, a high school junior from Kentucky, was taken into custody and charged with threatening to commit

What about the 178 women who will be released from US prisons every day of the year?

Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

As an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, David Cole represents Maher Arar and Ahmed Abu Ali in their civil cases against the government.

The immediate outcome of the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision in Roper v.

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.

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