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