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News and Analysis from The Nation on Criminal Justice
February 10, 2017
How Local Leaders Can Resist Trump’s Deportation Machine
They should “explicitly remove immigration enforcement from the purview of their local law-enforcement departments.”
February 2, 2017
Barack Obama Radically Expanded Our Appreciation of African-American History
By preserving sites that have been central to the black experience, Obama helped revitalize our civic religion.
Robert Greene II
February 1, 2017
Russians Don’t Want to Live in the Middle Ages
By reducing the penalty for domestic violence, the Duma yet again failed to heed the voices of citizens and experts.
January 23, 2017
Marching Against Trump, Progressives in Cincinnati Put a Blue Dot in Red Ohio
The question remains whether the energy displayed Saturday will carry over into other ongoing local struggles.
January 21, 2017
Has America Ever Elected a ‘Legitimate’ President?
Given how hard it is to vote, and how actively some states discourage voting, America elects legal presidents—but not legitimate ones.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
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January 19, 2017
As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Would Be a Threat to Civil Rights
He will be the most dangerous on issues where the Obama administration has been the most successful.
January 16, 2017
A Racial-Justice Argument Against Killing Dylann Roof
When we grant states the right to kill its citizens, we are accepting all forms of state-sanctioned violence.
January 13, 2017
Many Need Clemency Before Trump Takes Office. Here’s What You Can Do to Help
For some, this may be their last chance.
January 10, 2017
Call Your Senators Today and Demand That They Reject Jeff Sessions
Republicans are trying to rush through his confirmation. Tell your senators you won’t stand for it.
January 9, 2017
Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
Sessions’s extreme views on crime and punishment are a throwback to the darkest chapters in American history.