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Warren Hill

When a prisoner faces the execution chamber four times in one year, is it not cruel and unusual punishment?

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

Barack Obama

When Obama announced a review of surveillance practices, he was compelled by Snowden’s heroic actions.

There are over two million men and women incarcerated in the United States and most cannot afford to call their families. 

Judge Shira Scheindlin

The Bloomberg administration accuses a judge of bias for her rulings against the NYPD. But more judges should consider the human implications of police policies.

Ray Kelly

Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.

Bradley Manning

What if your country begins to change and no one notices?

California petition

The death of Billy “Guero” Sell will not be the last, warn advocates for prisoners refusing to eat or work.

Robert Ethan Saylor

Ethan Saylor died because police responded with rapid and unnecessary force to his disability. I worry, not only for my son with Down Syndrome, but for all others who face similar tactics.

Blogs

And maybe that's perfectly OK.

December 23, 2013

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz admitted his opposition to immigration reform is guided by partisanship. 

December 23, 2013

The report from a White House review panel is a confirmation of pathology within the NSA, if not a perfect prescription for reform. 

December 19, 2013

This Thursday, we’ll deliver a petition with over 28,000 signatures to the FCC. 

December 18, 2013

Obama’s Review Group is about to join a federal judge in blasting the NSA’s data collection overreach, it appears.

December 17, 2013

Even if the NSA's spying programs are scaled back, surveillance infrastructure will continue to exist in the private sector.

December 16, 2013

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

December 16, 2013

A challenge to North Carolina’s sweeping new voting restrictions will be heard in court next summer.

December 12, 2013

Becky Tallent’s piecemeal approach to immigration reform may appeal to congressmen, but will it ever appeal to voters?

December 10, 2013