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The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Jail

Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence. 

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Blogs

Bradley Manning’s leak was as difficult as microwaving popcorn. What does this mean?

June 13, 2013

Seventy House GOP members are poised to put John Boehner—and immigration reform—in an incredibly tough position. 

June 13, 2013

For many students, college is synonymous with debt and financial stress—and it shouldn’t have to be.

June 13, 2013

According to tech experts, Glenn Greenwald has made a big mistake on a key component of his work on the NSA’s PRISM program.

June 13, 2013

Recipients of AIDS/HIV funding from the United States may soon be free of the harmful anti-prostitution requirement. 

June 12, 2013

Why does Rubio continue to attach amendments that undermine his own legislation?

June 12, 2013

Acceptance may be the most painful step.

June 11, 2013

How the Wikileaks source did more for US national security than SEAL Team 6.

June 11, 2013

Not a molehill, but not a mountain either.

June 11, 2013

A bipartisan group of eight senators would require the attorney general to declassify significant Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions.

June 11, 2013