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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.

Blogs

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013

The way communities of color respond to the logic of antiterrorism can make us part of the problem—or the solution.

April 22, 2013

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

April 21, 2013

The defeat of President Obama’s gun-control package indicates that lessons from history have been insufficiently learned.

April 20, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013

 The Senate's rejection of universal background checks should be the start of a popular movement to hold our leaders accountable.

April 18, 2013

As the military finally tackles its sexual assault problem, our society as a whole needs to do the same.

April 18, 2013

A proposal backed by 90 percent of the American people and a majority of Senators won't become law. Why?

April 17, 2013

Legal permanent residency and eventual citizenship will be conditional on expanded border security—including the use of drones.

April 17, 2013