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

In the late summer and fall of 1997, small news leaks began appearing
that Mayor Edward Rendell of Philadelphia (who is now governor of
Pennsylvania) was thinking about suing the firearms indus

This comfortable college town is defined as much by its eclecticism as its traditional Midwestern quintessence.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

Few of George W. Bush's judicial nominees have generated as much
opposition as has Miguel Estrada.

The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

Big Media won another battle in the escalating war over copyright on
January 15, when the Supreme Court upheld a 1998 law extending copyright
terms by twenty years, to life plus seventy years f

The worse the state treats kids, the more the state's prosecutors chase
after inoffensive "perverts" in the private sector who have committed
the so-called crime of getting sexual kicks out of

"Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor
George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his
final act of office.

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.

Blogs

Despite trying to influence the American public on the pipeline, public relations firm Feverpress did not disclose that it was contracted by the government of Alberta to do so.

May 13, 2014

Seventy percent of incarcerated women are mothers.

May 9, 2014

The EU uses its border states as a barrier and prison camp for the frightened, impoverished people it would rather drown than save.

May 9, 2014

Sexual assault survivors forced campus officials to listen up. Last week’s news shows the feds picking up what’s been their work all along.

May 9, 2014

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

His judicial assistant is married to a top lawyer for Walker’s gubernatorial campaign.

May 8, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

As reforms have caused incarceration rates to fall and the sky has not fallen with it, Americans are increasingly supportive of such measures. 

May 7, 2014

One agent got away with allegedly kicking a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry. 

May 6, 2014

Mixed in are some laughs, if you can handle that, and to get viewers to swallow this topic, a promise of cute hamsters.

May 6, 2014