In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.
Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?
Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?
There are many measures the president could take to restore civil liberties—if he wanted to.
When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.
How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president?
The Nation, with the ACLU and others, is suing the government over a law that allows unchecked surveillance. Will the Supreme Court even allow us to argue our case on the merits?
Fear of a cyber attack is eroding US civil liberties and the constitution.
In refusing to block the extradition of terror suspects to the US, the European Court for Human Rights has condoned a brutal regimen of long-term solitary confinement.