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The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the "wild child" hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.

Lawsuits by families of soldiers-for-hire killed in Falluja have put a major war profiteer in the cross-hairs.

Recent rulings upholding the right of the executive branch to jail and try terror suspects in military tribunals raise questions about whether the judiciary can keep presidential powers in check. Will a realigned Supreme Court give Bush a
blank check to rise above the law?

Four peace advocates were acquitted of federal
conspiracy charges in connection with a 2003 protest of the Iraq War.

The FBI--with apparent White House
approval--continues to seek the authority to bypass the court system in
pursuit of evidence against terror suspects.

Conservative activists want to eliminate unsympathetic
judges--by any means necessary.

The Republican Senate seeks to eliminate the fillibuster.

The Terri Schiavo case goes to the heart of political choices confronting the country.

Blogs

According to defenders of DOMA and Prop 8, the purpose of marriage is to entice wayward heterosexuals into committed family life.

February 7, 2013

A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

Why the next feminist battle should be defining rape for the masses.

October 23, 2012

Law expert says the state can change the law again to win judge's approval.

September 19, 2012

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

Will Pennsylvania be the next major swing state where a restrictive voting law is struck down by the courts?

September 13, 2012

Whose interest does the highest court in the country have in mind?

September 13, 2012

A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.

August 15, 2012

The state of Pennsylvania did a terrible job defending its voter ID law—but today a judge ruled it constitutional anyway.

August 3, 2012