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Mattie White remembers July 23, 1999, as the day her life was turned upside down.

I went to a reception the other night to celebrate the efforts of a
group called the Innocence Project, which provides legal assistance to
prisoners for whom the technology of DNA testing may n

The debate over how to protect the United States from terrorism while safeguarding its guiding values rages with particular intensity in immigrant communities.

1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury,
Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges,
lawyers and witnesses.

A federal judge hands nine workers an unexpected victory in their battle against a law requiring citizenship for all airport screeners.

Now, here's what the deal's supposed to be: In exchange for greater
security you give up certain rights.

Mumia's Appeal

After decades of legal and political maneuvering, the twenty-year-old
death-penalty case of black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is entering a
critical stage.

The eleventh floor of the federal building in Newark is not a place
anyone visits by choice. The air-conditioning is always either too cold
or not cold enough.

America remains a global shopping center for terrorists and others.

Blogs

Now that DOMA is history, animals and kitchen appliances could be traditional marriage's biggest threats.

July 2, 2013

Two federal statutes may keep benefits from some elderly couples and and the spouses of gay veterans.

July 1, 2013

Why would an undocumented immigrant voluntarily walk into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center and declare his or her status to the officers there?

July 1, 2013

MSNBC's Chris Hayes takes Jeantel's haters to task for their "willful" misunderstanding of a young, black woman's vernacular. 

June 28, 2013

Eric on the amazing range of Cecile McLorin Salvant and Reed on why Samuel Alito is still an asshole.

June 28, 2013

Time for some fun, before more hard work begins.

June 28, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act by striking down Section 4. But the war against voting rights began long before the Court's radical decision.

June 27, 2013

Just hours after Wendy Davis’s filibuster of a repressive anti-abortion bill, the state executed its 500th inmate since 1976.

June 27, 2013

Hundreds celebrated the overturning of DOMA and the dismissal of Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013

Justices Roberts and Scalia believe the Court should defer to Congress on DOMA but not the VRA.

June 26, 2013