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NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Drug arrest

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Edward Snowden

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Verizon store

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to enforce net neutrality rules.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Blogs

The NSA spying is legal--and that’s the real scandal. 

June 6, 2013

If you witnessed war crimes, what would you do?

June 6, 2013

Congress has a responsibility to check and balance surveillance abuses. It has failed up to this point. 

June 6, 2013

If Pfc. Manning were magically transported into the civilian justice system, he would be just as screwed.

June 5, 2013

Military brass did a bad job convincing people they are serious about preventing sexual assault.

June 5, 2013

The hacker who snitched on Bradley Manning takes the stand.

June 5, 2013

It has been three years since US Private Bradley Manning was arrested—and he’s only now getting the chance to defend himself.

June 4, 2013

Disclosures show that the Geo Group, the second-largest private prison company in America, misled reporters when it said it would not lobby on comprehensive immigration reform. 

June 4, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

As suspected, the killing of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent raises some suspicious questions. 

May 31, 2013