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Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Border

Along the US-Mexico border, the high-powered cameras are pointed at you and the drones are above you.

Deportation

His deportation policy isn’t just a moral failure—it’s bad politics, too.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Blogs

A California congressman is drafting legislation that would introduce an adversarial voice to the secret court governing NSA spying. 

July 25, 2013

Pushing back against the NRA campaign to weaken gun control in states across the country. 

July 24, 2013

Is Congress moving towards putting a real check on the executive branch’s spying power?

July 23, 2013

The nine transnational activists are hoping for a humanitarian return to the United States and are now organizing detainees to halt deportations.

July 23, 2013

Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of those assumptions by filling in the women’s stories through flashbacks and empathy.

July 23, 2013

Standing your ground has never been so easy.

July 23, 2013

A fight is escalating between Senate Democrats about taking prosecution out of the chain of command, a reform advocates argue is crucial but the Pentagon says is out of the question. 

July 19, 2013

As Congress debates the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina rushes to implement a new voter suppression law. 

July 18, 2013

Congress held its first hearing on the Voting Rights Act today, as states rush to implement new voter suppression laws.

July 17, 2013