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James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

He is brilliant, humble and idealistic.

Detainees

But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.

Maryville, Missouri courthouse

Unfortunately, Justice Rehnquist’s conservative Supreme Court made sure it wouldn't.

JPMorgan

While $13 billion isn't chump change, it represents just half of the megabank’s profits last year.

Edward Snowden

Although living in exile from the country he loves, Snowden is warm, centered and engaged and follows debates about surveillance with a keen legal acumen.

Data mining

Mining your information for Big Brother.

How corporations seek to make big bucks off mass incarceration.

So why do many LGBT people, and others, feel so deeply about the need to have them?

James Joyce, 1915

A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?

Blogs

The New York Times columnist chastises President Obama for his failure to deal with other pols, ignoring the huge flaws of a system based on silent filibusters and fundraisers.

April 25, 2013

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013

The way communities of color respond to the logic of antiterrorism can make us part of the problem—or the solution.

April 22, 2013

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

April 21, 2013

The defeat of President Obama’s gun-control package indicates that lessons from history have been insufficiently learned.

April 20, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013

 The Senate's rejection of universal background checks should be the start of a popular movement to hold our leaders accountable.

April 18, 2013

As the military finally tackles its sexual assault problem, our society as a whole needs to do the same.

April 18, 2013

A proposal backed by 90 percent of the American people and a majority of Senators won't become law. Why?

April 17, 2013