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Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.
That’s the unanimous conclusion of a nonpartisan task force. It should teach us not to overreact to the Boston bombings.
Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.
In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.
Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?
Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?
There are many measures the president could take to restore civil liberties—if he wanted to.
When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.
How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president?