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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

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

Blogs

If so, the secret cat is out of the proverbial bag.

June 25, 2013

In the wake of the Supreme Court's devastating decision, citizens need to litigate, vote and pass a constitutional amendment.

June 25, 2013

Some members of Congress want not only to fix what the Supreme Court did, but expand the Voting Rights Act further. 

June 25, 2013

The high court focused on race—rather than tribal sovereignty—in a landmark adoption case.

June 25, 2013

Writer who has covered Bradley Manning hearings for months earns proper ID.

June 25, 2013

In an exclusive interview, Alan Grayson says retaliation is ‘pervasive,’ and ‘the law against it has become utterly impotent.’

June 25, 2013

Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century.

June 25, 2013

While the Supreme Court didn’t close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

June 24, 2013

A handy myth-stripping guide to NSA surveillance and its whistleblower.

June 24, 2013

Affirmative action survives, for now, but the Court erects new hurdles for employment discrimination suits.

June 24, 2013