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Civil liberties news and analysis from The Nation
February 5, 2018
The Nunes Memo Shows Real Problems With the FBI, but Not the Ones the GOP Thinks
How FISA and the Patriot Act enable wide-ranging spying on Americans.
David K. Shipler
January 12, 2018
Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House
If all Democrats had opposed the FISA Amendments and Reauthorization Act, they could have united with libertarian-leaning Republicans to block it.
November 7, 2017
Turkey Is Sliding Deeper Into Dictatorship
The arrest of noted human-rights defender Osman Kavala marks an escalation in the Erdoğan government’s ferocious campaign against all critics.
November 3, 2017
In 2017, It’s Still a Crime to Be Poor
But across the country, a new movement is pushing back against the criminalization of poverty.
October 26, 2017
Owen Fiss and the Liberal Legal Tradition
The legal theorist’s case for how the Constitution can be a vehicle for civil rights and social justice.
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August 30, 2017
Why 1 Anarchist Is Choosing Jail Over Grand-Jury Testimony
For decades, grand juries have been used to investigate and intimidate activist communities.
August 29, 2017
Against Trump, Republicans Are All Talk and No Action
As long as Republicans fail to show the moral or political courage to hold Trump accountable, the whole party is complicit.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 25, 2017
Inside Colin Kaepernick’s Trip to Africa
Scholar Ameer Loggins recounts their experiences on the continent.
July 20, 2017
O.J.’s Parole: A Fitting End to the ‘Fifth Quarter’
The decision to parole O.J. Simpson will rankle some, but it was correct and just.
June 6, 2017
America’s Freedom to Protest Is Under Attack
A UN special rapporteur was shocked to find abusive employers, anti-protest bills, and other signs of a weakening of democracy.