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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.

Blogs

Voter ID supporters rely on tricky language. Missouri didn’t fall for it.

March 30, 2012

Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism tells a series of important truths about Israel, the occupation and the American Jewish establishment. 

March 30, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012

New state laws seek to prevent organizations from registering new voters from under-represented groups. 

March 29, 2012

Each week, Nation interns pick compelling stories in their areas of interest.

March 29, 2012

The trick is on us—Magic Johnson is just a figurehead.

March 28, 2012

How did the NRA help George Zimmerman get and keep a gun?

March 28, 2012

In Texas, protectors of voting rights are concerned about the "chill effect" when it comes to voter ID law.

March 28, 2012

Right wing commentators are seizing on irrelevant details of Martin's life to justify his death.

March 27, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012