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It's outrageous enough that the NSA is secretly monitoring Americans' calling
patterns. But has anyone considered what would happen if unscrupulous
monitors sold that information to the highest bidder?

Americans are now caught in a security paradox: We expect the
government to protect us, but its responses make us feel even more
insecure.

Bush has taken a sensible stance on immigration, but his plummeting credibility will prevent people from embracing his proposals.

Justice triumphed over blood vengeance Wednesday as jurors declined to sentence a marginal 9/11 conspirator to death, while one of the real culprits languishes in a secret prison, unlikely to ever come to trial.

What does it mean that a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism for singing the lyrics of the Clash's classic "London Calling"?

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

The Berkeley law professor's carte blanche constitutionalism was a gift
to the Bush Administration, offering legalistic justifications for
lawless behavior.

It can now be revealed that Justice Antonin Scalia has compiled his own
secret list of Sicilian hand gestures expressing subtle jurisprudential
points.

Montana is setting the stage for other states in its push to improve
legal representation for the poor and to address the lack of competent
public attorneys.

Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.

Blogs

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015