Nation Topics - The Courts
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The road to police reform begins with community participation and a court-appointed monitor.
Iraq Veterans Against the War and human rights organizations in both the US and Iraq are collecting signatures for a petition to pressure the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold a hearing on the human rights impacts of US wars.
Like defense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, I did my best to represent the ‘shoe-bomber,’ Richard Reid, when I was assigned to his case. But many less notorious defendants are not so lucky.
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.
Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.
Republicans have been blocking Obama's nominations—but the president’s refusal to fight back is part of the problem.
News organizations thrilled to exploit the information Manning uncovered are deeply afraid of being associated with the brave whistle-blower himself.
The time has never been better to stop this colossal waste of money, resources and, most importantly, lives.
A Court for the money power, and our democracy is at stake.
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