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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.
Giving corporations the inalienable right to buy elections.
Fight for a Court that speaks of and for the rest of us.
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.
In the United States, anti-Islamic fear-mongering has paved the way for efforts to criminalize the religion itself.
- Responses to Noam Chomsky on Israel-Palestine and BDS
- The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal
- Losing to Germany Wasn’t Actually the Worst Thing to Happen to Brazil This World Cup
- The GOP’s Completely Incoherent Stance on the Border Crisis
- The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’
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