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To the Rehnquist Court, criminal justice is all too often a technical matter best left to the states.

Instead of kissing babies, this year the pols are bashing youth culture and the companies that promote it.

The project of racial reconciliation and historical correction is "constitutional" in the deepest, multiple senses of that word.

Christina Hoff Summers is hot with righteous indignation on boys' behalf.

Right now, there are three votes on the Court to get rid of Roe altogether and often four or five to impose costly, chilling and burdensome regulations on the exercise of that right by the patient and her doctor.

A recent decision reminds us that true equality for gay people will arrive only when the Supreme Court is not controlled by Justices whose moral view of gay people is negative.

The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.

The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.

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A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

July 25, 2012

A 93-year-old woman who voted in every election for five decades will lose her right to vote this November. The question of constitutionality that presents goes before a judge tomorrow.

July 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

With the return of the largest global AIDS conference to the US after a two decade absence, marginalized groups are still fighting for a seat at the table.

July 24, 2012

Aurora isn’t likely to strengthen our gun laws. In fact, our existing gun laws are poised to get much weaker.

July 23, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

Today's extrajudicial move by the NCAA will effect people far beyond Penn State.

July 23, 2012

Senator McCain slams the Minnesota kook. 

July 23, 2012

We're deeply saddened by loss of longtime Nation columnist Alexander Cockburn. Plus, Washington reporter George Zornick examines Colorado’s gun laws, Richard Kim breaks down the big lie about the costs of Medicaid expansion and we receive a letter from the next generation of Nation readers. 

July 21, 2012