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Paul Butler used to send people to prison for drugs. Now he supports letting guilty drug offenders go.

Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.

Police tape

How police across the country are using civil asset forfeiture to seize people’s houses, cars and cash to make money for their departments.

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

How can the president and Senator Feinstein claim ignorance on the NSA’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

He is brilliant, humble and idealistic.

Detainees

But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.

Maryville, Missouri courthouse

Unfortunately, Justice Rehnquist’s conservative Supreme Court made sure it wouldn't.

JPMorgan

While $13 billion isn't chump change, it represents just half of the megabank’s profits last year.

Edward Snowden

Although living in exile from the country he loves, Snowden is warm, centered and engaged and follows debates about surveillance with a keen legal acumen.

Blogs

Recipients of AIDS/HIV funding from the United States may soon be free of the harmful anti-prostitution requirement. 

June 12, 2013

Why does Rubio continue to attach amendments that undermine his own legislation?

June 12, 2013

Acceptance may be the most painful step.

June 11, 2013

How the Wikileaks source did more for US national security than SEAL Team 6.

June 11, 2013

Not a molehill, but not a mountain either.

June 11, 2013

A bipartisan group of eight senators would require the attorney general to declassify significant Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions.

June 11, 2013

There’s really nothing “meta” about metadata.

June 10, 2013

The morning after the NSA whistleblower goes public.

June 10, 2013

The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves

June 6, 2013

The NSA spying is legal--and that’s the real scandal. 

June 6, 2013