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Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

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.

Blogs

Civil rights groups bring power back to North Carolina voters by challenging a restrictive voting law.

October 1, 2014

Some of the hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants who were expelled from the United States after signing voluntary departure forms may be allowed to return and seek legal status

August 27, 2014

Low-income residents demand accountability from NYCHA. 

June 16, 2014

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

May 16, 2014

His judicial assistant is married to a top lawyer for Walker’s gubernatorial campaign.

May 8, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

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 9, 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