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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.

A federal judge has dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down fourteen innocent Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007.

The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.

To try alleged 9/11 perpetrators without handing Al Qaeda a propaganda victory, the trial must be fair beyond question.

A conversation with the author of Ordinary Injustice about why the right to trial is no protection against a shoddy legal system.

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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