Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Hannah Gold: How Grassroots Power Is Shaping New York’s Marijuana Decriminalization Debate

Earlier this month, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that his office would no longer, in many cases, prosecute low-level marijuana possession. Despite being limited to Brooklyn and allowing exceptions for people smoking in public areas or in front of children, the policy represents a historic break in the city’s marijuana decriminalization debate. “That does Read more…

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Peter Van Buren: Dead Is Dead

Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

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Joe Emersberger: How Many Lives Has Edward Snowden Saved?

Snowden’s leaks – especially the ones having to do with spying in Brazil – will raise the political costs of Latin American governments collaborating with US intelligence services and other agencies

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Julian Assange: Fair U.S. Trial for Snowden “Not Possible”

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Responds to Hillary Clinton

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Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers

Chris Floyd: New SCOTUS Ruling Fuels Sectarian Rise

What we see in the Wheaton College ruling is a Court-blessed manifestation of a hatred that goes beyond misogyny

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Paul Street: The White United States’ Real Founding Father: Lord Dunmore

Sadly, the fate and struggle of the early republic’s black and red victims foretold the future struggles of Asians, Latin Americans, and Middle Easterners caught on the wrong side of the United States

Democratic Socialists of America: Overturning the Court’s Undemocratic Attacks on the Rights of Women and Workers

DSA Statement on the End of June 2014 Supreme Court Rulings

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Danny Schechter: Frederick Douglass Echoes Through The Ages

Of all the oratory and debate on “our” independence, nothing in the literature surpasses the speech by abolitionist, editor and former slave, Frederick Douglass,

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Katha Pollitt: Where Will the Slippery Slope of ‘Hobby Lobby’ End?

It’s not reassuring that a CEO’s views of a fertilized egg get deference today, but workers’ contraceptive coverage is left to the fates

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