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If you like the Patriot Act and Guantánamo, you'll love John
Roberts. More than anything else, to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the Bush White House sought an advocate for ever-expanding executive branch powers. The stakes in Roberts's nomination could not be higher. Bruce Shapiro reports.

The stand Democrats take on Bush's Supreme Court nominee may well define their legacy.

The Supreme Court's medical marijuana decision was a major setback for common sense.

The detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib were both a
continuation and a divergence from historical prison practices.

Senior government officials can be held responsible for the horrors at Abu Ghraib.

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.

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Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

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