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An explosive legal obstacle, currently ignored, lurks beneath the
surface of the Iraq war debate--international law likely to ensnare and
possibly crumple the American conqueror's grandiose pla

Nation interns march in New York City and Washington, DC.

He's an intriguing moral bellwether, Nathaniel Heatwole.

Eben Moglen has been
representing parties sued by the recording industry and is working on a
book about the death of intellectual property.

The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down
the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it
possible for Republican George W.

In his State of the Union speech this past January, President Bush
appeared to make a compassionate gesture toward children with
incarcerated parents when he proposed an initiative that would i

A few hours after Miguel Estrada withdrew his name for a judgeship on
the Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit, a leading Senate
liberal was asked about the meaning of the two-year

The President claims he is doing everything he can to protect us. But
he's not.

The attacks of September 11, 2001, ushered in a multitude of legal
transformations that restrict civil liberties in the name of national
security.

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The European Union’s new plan for restricting conflict materials in global trade starts with good intentions, but basically ends there.

March 21, 2014

Jerome Murdough was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell after it had reached temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

March 20, 2014

A new investigation by The Colorado Independent provides a disturbing look at the state of capital punishment in America.

March 19, 2014

The mayor ends another Bloomberg-era legal battle, this one involving people of color who wanted to become firefighters.

March 18, 2014

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

This showdown can‘t be ignored. At stake is whether the CIA is accountable to the Congress and the law.

March 18, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon produced the terrific documentary series.

March 14, 2014

The proposal would reduce sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers by about a year.

March 13, 2014

The numbers look good. Someday they won’t. Let’s not talk about them so much.

March 12, 2014