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House Republicans anticipated smooth sailing for legislation to reauthorize the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

With the Bush Administration continuing to fill the federal courts with
right-wing judges, liberals have turned with renewed vigor to a strategy
that not only allows them to defeat individual n

Two major lawsuits--filed in the United States against multinational
corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting
apartheid--are at a critical juncture.

Defying US policy, they save the lives of illegal migrants, a cup of water at a time.

Come June 4, Ed Rosenthal will be back in US District Court in San
Francisco, to hear what sentence Judge Charles Breyer has decided to
impose.

Bill Bennett told a grateful nation,
"Be moral. Just resist temptation."
By windbag airing of this thesis,
Bill Bennett got as rich as Croesus.

On March 22, a few hundred peaceful antiwar protesters in Seattle who
had gathered around the Federal Building suddenly found themselves being
swept down streets by officers in riot gear and th

Emboldened by the "success" of its preventive war in Iraq, the Bush
Administration appears to be expanding its preventive law-enforcement
strategy at home.

William O. Douglas was a judicial record-setter.

In these jittery times, many Americans see torture as justified.

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Undocumented youth are taking to public and online spaces to represent themselves—in some cases, without the support of important allies.

March 29, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

Police respond very quickly to mass shootings, and bigger magazines means more deaths. 

March 28, 2013

We do know that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon surface. The trouble is, we don’t know what it will contain.

March 28, 2013

What, to a critic of marriage, makes the ceremony itself so tear-worthy?

March 28, 2013

By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.

March 26, 2013

In Floyd v. City of New York, stop-and-frisk is on the stand—bringing to light police dissent with the NYPD’s discriminatory policies.

March 25, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry is the first gay marriage case ever argued before the Court. What’s it going to take for advocates of equality to win?

March 25, 2013

The late New York Times columnist believed telling critical truths about your country was a higher form of patriotism.

March 25, 2013

Another white officer is absolved in the killing of an unarmed Latino man.

March 22, 2013