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The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton

The road to police reform begins with community participation and a court-appointed monitor.

Iraq Veterans Against the War and human rights organizations in both the US and Iraq are collecting signatures for a petition to pressure the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold a hearing on the human rights impacts of US wars.

Tsarnaev brothers

Like defense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, I did my best to represent the ‘shoe-bomber,’ Richard Reid, when I was assigned to his case. But many less notorious defendants are not so lucky.

Proposition 8 opponents

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Blogs

According to defenders of DOMA and Prop 8, the purpose of marriage is to entice wayward heterosexuals into committed family life.

February 7, 2013

A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

Why the next feminist battle should be defining rape for the masses.

October 23, 2012

Law expert says the state can change the law again to win judge's approval.

September 19, 2012

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

Will Pennsylvania be the next major swing state where a restrictive voting law is struck down by the courts?

September 13, 2012

Whose interest does the highest court in the country have in mind?

September 13, 2012

A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.

August 15, 2012

The state of Pennsylvania did a terrible job defending its voter ID law—but today a judge ruled it constitutional anyway.

August 3, 2012