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A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

He is brilliant, humble and idealistic.

Detainees

But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.

Maryville, Missouri courthouse

Unfortunately, Justice Rehnquist’s conservative Supreme Court made sure it wouldn't.

JPMorgan

While $13 billion isn't chump change, it represents just half of the megabank’s profits last year.

Edward Snowden

Although living in exile from the country he loves, Snowden is warm, centered and engaged and follows debates about surveillance with a keen legal acumen.

Data mining

Mining your information for Big Brother.

How corporations seek to make big bucks off mass incarceration.

So why do many LGBT people, and others, feel so deeply about the need to have them?

James Joyce, 1915

A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?

NSA testimony

Officials leak secrets to advance careers or justify wars and weapons programs, but Edward Snowden’s the criminal?

Blogs

Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century.

June 25, 2013

While the Supreme Court didn’t close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

June 24, 2013

A handy myth-stripping guide to NSA surveillance and its whistleblower.

June 24, 2013

Affirmative action survives, for now, but the Court erects new hurdles for employment discrimination suits.

June 24, 2013

Obama’s Republican nominee for FBI chief is much less than the civil liberties hero he appears to be.

June 24, 2013

The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.

June 22, 2013

School districts feel immense pressure to test, but teachers and parents are beginning to fight back.

June 21, 2013

A class action lawsuit is challenging an ICE policy that violates the Fourth Amendment by holding citizens as undocumented immigrants. 

June 21, 2013

SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.

June 20, 2013

Robert Greenwald’s new documentary chronicles the chokehold the national security state is exercising on our civic life.

June 20, 2013