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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.
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.
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
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
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