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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.

Judge Shira Scheindlin

The Bloomberg administration accuses a judge of bias for her rulings against the NYPD. But more judges should consider the human implications of police policies.

NSA court order

Public knowledge and legal opinion have yet to catch up to the massive state spying enabled by new technologies.

How music plagiarism ruined a composer’s career and literally drove him mad.

Police academy graduates

The department’s emphasis on numbers and the union's cooperation has led to millions of suspicion-less stop-and-frisks.

An Israeli court absolved the state of responsibility for her death. But the memory of this courageous activist for Palestinian rights will help advance her cause.

The Google Books settlement is a forward-looking commercial joint venture that far exceeds the scope of the class-action lawsuit.

The trial for the murder of undocumented immigrant Francisco Javier Domínguez stripped him of his humanity. The retrial must not make the same mistake.

Judges' ability to discriminate against expert witnesses has ended up empowering large corporations.

Blogs

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The mayor ends another Bloomberg-era legal battle, this one involving people of color who wanted to become firefighters.

March 18, 2014

The agreement also includes a ban on the use of solitary confinement to discipline pregnant inmates.

February 19, 2014

One plaintiff also alleges that an officer charged her with drug possession on planted heroin.

January 31, 2014

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn sues activist for libel.

September 2, 2013

The Department of Justice is right to challenge the state’s discriminatory voter ID law. 

August 22, 2013

North Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation voter suppression bill challenged under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act.

August 12, 2013