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Criminal Justice

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  • April 8, 2010

    The Surveillance Regime

    Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.

    the Editors

  • April 6, 2010

    Video of U.S. Attack That Killed Journalists Demands Inquiry

    With official denials of incident involving U.S. pilots in Iraq called into question, shouldn't Congress seek all the facts, accountability?

    John Nichols

  • April 2, 2010

    Court: Feingold’s Right On Wiretaps, Censure, Bush — and Obama

    It's time for the naysayers to wake up and smell the Bill of Rights.

    John Nichols

  • April 1, 2010

    Courting Judges

    Obama has been slow to block the rightward charge of the federal judiciary, but he's begun to show signs of spunk.

    the Editors

  • April 1, 2010


    Plaudits for Nation writers; growing interest in instant runoff voting; xenophobia in Greece.

    the Editors

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  • March 18, 2010

    Privacy Degree Zero

    For all its defenders, privacy remains hard to understand.

    Paul Duguid

  • March 17, 2010

    Watchdogging Investigation of New Orleans Killings

    Two former police members recently admitted to participating in a cover-up of the killings and wounding of unarmed civilians in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Nation reporter A.C. Thompson, who first broke the story in December 2008, is continuing to report on the investigation.

    Democracy Now!

  • March 11, 2010

    Lawyers, Terror & Torture

    Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.

    David Cole

  • February 13, 2010

    Justice at Last?

    Justice may finally be imaginable for Edna Glover and her family. The charred remains of her son Henry were discovered in the burnt hulk of a car on a levee overlooking the Mississippi River a week after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But she'd never gotten any answers. 

    Esther Kaplan

  • February 11, 2010

    Make CEOs Take Responsibility for Democracy-Warping Ads

    As someone who has written several books and dozens of major articles on judicial interventions in our politics, and who has covered literally hundreds of campaigns in every state of the country, I have made no secret about my sense that the best response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to let corporations spend freely on campaigns is a constitutional amendment to protect our democracy from being overwhelmed with corporate cash.

    John Nichols