As Obama seeks to bring empathy and real-world experience to the Supreme Court, he should consider nominating an openly gay advocate for gay rights.
Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.
Obama has been slow to block the rightward charge of the federal judiciary, but he's begun to show signs of spunk.
Plaudits for Nation writers; growing interest in instant runoff voting; xenophobia in Greece.
For all its defenders, privacy remains hard to understand.
Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.
Who is the purest archetype of the conservative legal movement, Antonin Scalia or John Roberts?
Judge Warren Wilbert has ruled that Scott Roeder, confessed killer of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, couldn't be considered for lesser crimes than first-degree murder. Today he was convicted.
Citizens United raises the questions: why is speech the functional equivalent of money, and why are corporations considered persons?
The Citizens United campaign finance decision makes it possible for the nation's most powerful economic interests to manipulate not just individual electoral contests but political discourse itself.