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1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury,
Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges,
lawyers and witnesses.

A federal judge hands nine workers an unexpected victory in their battle against a law requiring citizenship for all airport screeners.

Now, here's what the deal's supposed to be: In exchange for greater
security you give up certain rights.

Mumia's Appeal

After decades of legal and political maneuvering, the twenty-year-old
death-penalty case of black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is entering a
critical stage.

The eleventh floor of the federal building in Newark is not a place
anyone visits by choice. The air-conditioning is always either too cold
or not cold enough.

America remains a global shopping center for terrorists and others.

Terrorists and gun smugglers like to buy guns in America because of
the abundant inventory at gun shops and gun shows, and the laxity of US
gun-law enforcement.

On January 20, 1995, Bruno Jordan is gunned down in a parking lot in El Paso, Texas, in what appears to be a botched carjacking.

Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

Blogs

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