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In his State of the Union speech this past January, President Bush
appeared to make a compassionate gesture toward children with
incarcerated parents when he proposed an initiative that would i

A few hours after Miguel Estrada withdrew his name for a judgeship on
the Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit, a leading Senate
liberal was asked about the meaning of the two-year

The President claims he is doing everything he can to protect us. But
he's not.

The attacks of September 11, 2001, ushered in a multitude of legal
transformations that restrict civil liberties in the name of national
security.

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Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.

A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's new book, The Majesty of the Law,
appears at a particularly auspicious moment. As the swing vote on and
author of Grutter v.

Bush's new appointee Karen Tandy has a professional history deserving serious Congressional scrutiny.

The hard lessons of Guantánamo have yet to be learned, while many of the old mistakes are being repeated.

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But there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical.

March 24, 2014

The European Union’s new plan for restricting conflict materials in global trade starts with good intentions, but basically ends there.

March 21, 2014

Jerome Murdough was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell after it had reached temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

March 20, 2014

A new investigation by The Colorado Independent provides a disturbing look at the state of capital punishment in America.

March 19, 2014

The mayor ends another Bloomberg-era legal battle, this one involving people of color who wanted to become firefighters.

March 18, 2014

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

This showdown can‘t be ignored. At stake is whether the CIA is accountable to the Congress and the law.

March 18, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon produced the terrific documentary series.

March 14, 2014

The proposal would reduce sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers by about a year.

March 13, 2014