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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

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

In a 6-2 decision, the Court prohibited the government from requiring organizations to espouse specific ideas in order to receive funding.

June 20, 2013

With a Republican majority revolting against a pathway to citizenship, John Boehner may be the only one who can get the legislation back on track. 

June 20, 2013

The human rights activist who has organized protests against the ban on female drivers will serve ten months in jail for the crime of "inciting a woman against her husband."

June 19, 2013

Increased militarization of police forces led to the 7-year-old’s death. It’s time we all recognize that.

June 19, 2013

Michelle Bachmann led a protest against immigration reform, but her argument is faulty.

June 19, 2013

Our checks and balances have broken down. It’s time to rein in the national security complex.

June 19, 2013

How are we supposed to abide by strict budget caps when adding ten million new Americans?

June 18, 2013