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"Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest," reads the little
informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.

Mattie White remembers July 23, 1999, as the day her life was turned upside down.

I went to a reception the other night to celebrate the efforts of a
group called the Innocence Project, which provides legal assistance to
prisoners for whom the technology of DNA testing may n

The debate over how to protect the United States from terrorism while safeguarding its guiding values rages with particular intensity in immigrant communities.

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.

Blogs

Clayton D. Lockett reacted “violently” to an untested combination of drugs Tuesday before succumbing to a heart attack.

April 30, 2014

Researchers found that about one in twenty-five of people sentenced to death are likely innocent.

April 29, 2014

The Justice’s dissent in the Michigan college admissions case identified an enduring element of white supremacy clinging to our democracy. 

April 29, 2014

A state legislator wants to impeach the five justices who granted a state of execution for two death row inmates earlier this week.

April 24, 2014

Republican Governor Mary Fallin is defying a state Supreme Court order staying the executions of two men.

April 23, 2014

All American patriots should have the right to bring their cows to the top of the Empire State Building.

April 23, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

Obama has so far granted fewer pardons than any modern US president.

April 21, 2014

While Congress drags its feet, President Obama could make a real difference in the lives of millions of immigrants and their families.

April 18, 2014