Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Brian Terrell: A Doubtful Proposition

A reflection on the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Alec Karakatsanis: Criminal Justice System Is Doing What It Was Designed to Do.

Alec Karakatsanis’s “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System” clearly lays out a case for why our criminal legal system is not broken, but doing exactly what it was designed to do

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Order to Defy Subpoenas Is Itself Grounds for Impeachment

We’re headed for a separation of powers showdown between Congress and the president that will ultimately end up in the Supreme Court.

Jake Johnson: ‘Changing the Federal Courts Forever’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell boasted that he and President Donald Trump are “changing the federal courts forever” by rapidly confirming right-wing judges to lifetime seats

Badri Raina: Article 370: Modi is Taking the Judiciary for Granted

From Narendra Modi to Ram Madhav, the BJP is acting as if the apex court’s upcoming hearing on the legality of the Centre’s Kashmir move is of no consequence

Dorothee Benz: ‘The Law Is Only Ever a Part of What Creates a Just and Free Society’

Interview on LGBTQ rights

Joe Emersberger: Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Media and ‘Human Rights’ NGOs

Here’s an idea for media outlets and NGOs concerned about the appeal of Russian public relations efforts: start doing your jobs by holding your own authoritarian politicians and politicized police forces to account

Marjorie Cohn: Convicted Anti-Nuclear Activists Speak Out: “Pentagon Has Brainwashed People”

The seven Catholic peace activists who were convicted on October 24 for their symbolic protest against nuclear weapons at the Kings Bay Naval Base are now facing a two-to-three-month wait to hear their prison sentences. They could face more than 20 years in prison

Chesa Boudin: Runnig for San Francisco DA on Criminal Justice Reform Platform

Chesa Boudin is running for San Francisco district attorney as the latest candidate in a wave of decarceral prosecutors running for office across the United States

Sam Levin: ‘Work or go to jail’

How LA courts force thousands to do unpaid labor

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