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Few of George W. Bush's judicial nominees have generated as much
opposition as has Miguel Estrada.

The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

Big Media won another battle in the escalating war over copyright on
January 15, when the Supreme Court upheld a 1998 law extending copyright
terms by twenty years, to life plus seventy years f

The worse the state treats kids, the more the state's prosecutors chase
after inoffensive "perverts" in the private sector who have committed
the so-called crime of getting sexual kicks out of

"Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor
George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his
final act of office.

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.

"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.

Blogs

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

Obama’s Republican nominee for FBI chief is much less than the civil liberties hero he appears to be.

June 24, 2013

The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.

June 22, 2013

School districts feel immense pressure to test, but teachers and parents are beginning to fight back.

June 21, 2013