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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.

Internet cafe

Almost every day, corporations seize them without our informed consent. The consumer protection bureau should put a stop to it.

An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

Surveillance

The modern national security state can be understood as a proselytizing warrior religion, complete with its own sacred texts, holy orders and warrior priests. 

Protest against NYPD surveillance

A systematic look at the patterns of rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror” since September 11, 2001.

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Blogs

Glad to see that The Guardian, Associated Press and three Missouri newspapers are launching “landmark” suit to end secrecy on death penalty protocols. 

May 20, 2014

Fingers crossed they’re the good kind.

May 20, 2014

“If Missouri officials are confident enough to execute Russell Bucklew, they should be confident enough to videotape it.”

May 16, 2014

Christie’s former top political aide and the governor’s spokesman dispute each other’s recollections.

May 16, 2014

Go there now to see the visual evidence in four separate “chapters.”

May 16, 2014

International organizations have said the seclusion of youth in custody amounts to torture.

May 15, 2014

Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.

May 14, 2014

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want to see an Obama nominee’s legal analyses on targeted strikes before they vote.

May 13, 2014

Police will continue to abuse the rights of the already marginalized because we, as American citizens, refuse to question the fundamental goals of policing.

May 13, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.

May 13, 2014