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The attacks of September 11, 2001, ushered in a multitude of legal
transformations that restrict civil liberties in the name of national
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Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.
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