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A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Drug arrest

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Edward Snowden

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Verizon store

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to enforce net neutrality rules.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Verizon iPhone

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Blogs

Aurora isn’t likely to strengthen our gun laws. In fact, our existing gun laws are poised to get much weaker.

July 23, 2012

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

Gun-rights groups have progressively weakened gun laws in Colorado and beyond, and the White House appears uninterested in fighting back. 

July 20, 2012

Can activists gathering in Washington, DC, for the International AIDS Conference get Obama and the world to listen?

July 18, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Texas's response to 80 percent of its population increase’s coming from new African-American and Hispanic constituents? Dilute their voting power.

July 10, 2012

The GOP admits that it believes voter ID laws will win Romney the election. 

July 9, 2012

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 5, 2012