Nation Topics - The Courts
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Anyone credibly alleging that he was tortured should have his day in court. But recent court decisions suggest that there will be accountability only for American citizens.
Yes, rape cases are notoriously difficult to prove. But in the DSK case, the criminal justice system worked.
If the Supreme Court holds outrageously restrictive new abortion laws, abortion will effectively be impossible to obtain in states like Kansas and South Dakota—while technically leaving Roe on the books.
The unspoken answer that runs through Scalia’s opinion, and that of the Court down though the ages, is that violence is normal, while sex is obscene.
Under Wisconsin state law, it is a felony to touch a judge, making it quite possible that David Prosser will be forced to resign.
If corporate America and right-wing libertarians get their way, thousands of female Wal-Mart employees will never get the substance of their case heard in court.
Drug courts have helped some addicts recover. But they may be delaying expansion of treatment programs that will best reduce harms from addiction.
Could the federal government prevent California from legalizing pot? Many experts just say no.
Anita Hill may not have stopped Clarence Thomas from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, but in the wake of her accusations, our culture changed. Or did it, really?
Ginni Thomas called Anita Hill soon after the Times reported that Thomas's organization had accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in untraceable contributions. Did this accusation heat up the sense of persecution both Thomases feel about Hill's charge?
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