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Because of spotty enforcement, white-collar criminals are far more likely to get away with their crimes than poor folks.

Recently it seems discussion on culture goes well beyond careless epithet and into a land with no common ground.

The media has ignored prisoner deaths
suffered at American hands.

The United States should respect international human rights
standards within its own borders.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

Opposing US-sanctioned torture is today's great task.

The story of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun illustrates the value of a truly independent judiciary.

A trial that will begin on March 8 in Tucson, Ariz. may have far-reaching political and legal consequences throughout the United States.

A dozen deaths in three days marks the onset of the season of
death along the US-Mexican border.

Immigration reform has a real chance of passing, and the nativist right
is furious.

Blogs

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.

February 24, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

Key parts of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire this summer. 

February 18, 2015

The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.

February 17, 2015

A new report offers the most extensive study of reproductive healthcare in a state prison system to date.

February 13, 2015