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Criminal Justice news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 24, 2009

    Light in the Middle of the Tunnel

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

    Alexander Cockburn

  • November 19, 2009

    American Justice on Trial

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

    David Cole

  • November 11, 2009

    Back Talk: Amy Bach

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

    Christine Smallwood

  • September 16, 2009

    Hold Ashcroft Accountable

    The Ninth Circuit rules that John Ashcroft can be held accountable for the “paradigm of prevention” that led to unlawful detainment of a US citizen.

    David Cole

  • June 3, 2009

    A Culture War Casualty

    Barnett Slepian was the last abortion provider to be gunned down in America, in 1998–until George Tiller.

    Eyal Press


  • June 2, 2009

    Olbermann: Fox News ‘Complicit’ in Tiller Murder

    Has Bill O’Reilly finally gone too far? MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann links the murder of Dr. George Tiller to Fox News.


  • June 2, 2009

    Domestic Terror and The Death of Dr. Tiller

    A look at the media’s response to Dr. George Tiller’s murder and what pro-choice organizations need to do moving forward.

  • June 1, 2009

    George Tiller: Casualty of the Culture Wars?

    It’s too early to say whether the murder of a Kansas abortion provider will trigger another wave of a type of violence last seen in the 1990s. It is not too early to be struck by the parallels.

    Eyal Press

  • May 31, 2009

    A Killing in Kansas

    Prochoice groups declared Monday a national day of mourning following the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a provider of late-term abortions who was long a target of antiabortion zealots.

    John Nichols

  • April 6, 2009

    Global Crime Wave?

    In this global economic meltdown, with fifty million people potentially losing their jobs by the end of this year, one beneficiary will likely by crime syndicates.

    Michael T. Klare