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In refusing to block the extradition of terror suspects to the US, the European Court for Human Rights has condoned a brutal regimen of long-term solitary confinement.

The 1 Percent Court

A Court for the money power, and our democracy is at stake.

'Citizens United' and the Corporate Court

Giving corporations the inalienable right to buy elections.

The Way Forward

Fight for a Court that speaks of and for the rest of us.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

At a solidarity event in Manhattan, Pussy Riot supporters drew connections between threats to free expression in Russia and in the United States.

The Fourth Amendment was designed to guard against arbitrary governmental authority. That shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of jail officials and cops on the beat.

But the fact that five justices were nearly willing to strike it down shows just how conservative this Court truly is.

 Mitt's reaction to today's decision was feeble, and telling.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but in other recent decisions has also guaranteed that corporations will have even more power to shape public debate about the issue.

Blogs

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014

After today's egregious Supreme Court decision, expect a lot more sectarian prayer at local government events

May 5, 2014

This showdown can‘t be ignored. At stake is whether the CIA is accountable to the Congress and the law.

March 18, 2014

To truly end the NSA's out-of-control surveillance and abuse of power, we need real reform.

February 10, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

It might have to reform itself, first. 

January 30, 2014

Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?

January 29, 2014

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013