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A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's new book, The Majesty of the Law,
appears at a particularly auspicious moment. As the swing vote on and
author of Grutter v.

Bush's new appointee Karen Tandy has a professional history deserving serious Congressional scrutiny.

The hard lessons of Guantánamo have yet to be learned, while many of the old mistakes are being repeated.

So what if it's private, in their hacienda?
It's sodomy still, and enough to offend a
Respectable man, and we must never lend a
Leg up to that vile homosexual agenda!

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

Nation readers should be excused for wondering whether they were
in some sort of time warp as the Supreme Court closed its term with a
slew of decisions that recalled the halcyon days of

Every day, DNA testing overturns another man's rape or murder
conviction.

Eric Foner was an expert witness in Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan law school case.

In one of its most important cases in decades, the Supreme Court on June
23 upheld the prerogative of colleges and universities to give
preferences to members of minority groups in admissions.

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With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

Obama has so far granted fewer pardons than any modern US president.

April 21, 2014

While Congress drags its feet, President Obama could make a real difference in the lives of millions of immigrants and their families.

April 18, 2014

What does a positive test mean when your economic fate hinges on the result? What kind of “discipline” is maintained by subjugating bodily privacy in the name of “public safety”?

April 18, 2014

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Albuquerque police who use excessive force rarely face any form of accountability.

April 10, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

Trial attorneys never saw key evidence proving Jonathan Fleming was in Florida when the murder he was alleged to commit occurred.

April 9, 2014