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The Outrage of Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.

Journalist

Why did Obama administration lawyers refuse to discount the possibility, even for First Amendment–protected speech?

Trina Garnett

Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?

Roger Williams

The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
 

Tarek Mehanna

Tarek Mehanna got seventeen years in prison for translating a document.

Could litigation over the Occupy movement strengthen First Amendment rights for protesters?

The Supreme Court

A GOP win in November would move the most conservative bench in history even further to the right.

Handcuffed suspect

The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.

To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.

Blogs

Federal jurist raises profound constitutional concerns, saying the agency uses “almost-Orwellian technology.”

December 16, 2013

A flood of news this weekend surrounding the NSA whistleblower includes a dubious plea for clemency and a manifesto published in Der Spiegel.

November 4, 2013

Activists want a full public accounting of the NSA’s and the FBI’s data collection programs.

October 25, 2013

Posner admits error in sustaining "a law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than fraud prevention."

October 15, 2013

The former head of the DHS needs to come clean about Secure Communities.  

October 4, 2013

Amend the Constitution so that all citizens can seek the presidency.

August 20, 2013

The agency is either looking at you or looking out for you.

August 6, 2013

In the wake of the Supreme Court's devastating decision, citizens need to litigate, vote and pass a constitutional amendment.

June 25, 2013

Acceptance may be the most painful step.

June 11, 2013

Not a molehill, but not a mountain either.

June 11, 2013