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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.

So what if it's private, in their hacienda?
It's sodomy still, and enough to offend a
Respectable man, and we must never lend a
Leg up to that vile homosexual agenda!

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

Nation readers should be excused for wondering whether they were
in some sort of time warp as the Supreme Court closed its term with a
slew of decisions that recalled the halcyon days of

Every day, DNA testing overturns another man's rape or murder
conviction.

Eric Foner was an expert witness in Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan law school case.

Blogs

Undocumented youth are taking to public and online spaces to represent themselves—in some cases, without the support of important allies.

March 29, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

Police respond very quickly to mass shootings, and bigger magazines means more deaths. 

March 28, 2013

We do know that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon surface. The trouble is, we don’t know what it will contain.

March 28, 2013

What, to a critic of marriage, makes the ceremony itself so tear-worthy?

March 28, 2013

By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.

March 26, 2013

In Floyd v. City of New York, stop-and-frisk is on the stand—bringing to light police dissent with the NYPD’s discriminatory policies.

March 25, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry is the first gay marriage case ever argued before the Court. What’s it going to take for advocates of equality to win?

March 25, 2013

The late New York Times columnist believed telling critical truths about your country was a higher form of patriotism.

March 25, 2013

Another white officer is absolved in the killing of an unarmed Latino man.

March 22, 2013