Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Stella Moris: Julian Assange Wins Right to Appeal Extradition

Interview on a politically motivated prosecution

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Marjorie Cohn: Conservatives on Supreme Court Poised to Block Biden’s Vaccine and Mask Mandates

The reactionary “justices” seem more inclined to shield corporate profits and red states’ rights than to protect the health and safety of the people

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Julia Conley: House Progressives Endorse Adding 4 New Seats to Supreme Court

“Unless we take action, the court’s assault on our democracy and our fundamental freedoms will only get worse,” said Rep. Mondaire Jones.

F. Douglas Stephenson: Purdue Pharma/ Sackler Family Fails in End Run around Justice

In a seismic victory for justice and accountability, the Sackler family will be forced to confront the pain and devastation they have allegedly caused

Carissa Byrne Hessick: The Constitutional Right We Have Bargained Away

Instead of protecting defendants’ right to have their guilt or innocence decided by their peers, judges routinely punish defendants for exercising that right.

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Marjorie Cohn: Battling the Effort to Recall Progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin

Chesa Boudin has been serving San Franciscans as their district attorney for nearly two years. He is a leading progressive in what has been called the progressive prosecutors’ movement

Sameena Rahman: Millions voice support for truck driver given 110-year prison sentence for accident

Millions of people have signed a petition opposing the 110 year prison sentence imposed by a Colorado judge last week against 26-year-old truck driver and Cuban immigrant Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos

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Marjorie Cohn: British Court Trusts US to Protect Assange Even Though CIA Plotted to Kill Him

The Biden administration must immediately dismiss the indictment of Julian Assange and withdraw its extradition request. The life of Assange and investigative journalism as we know it hang in the balance.

Jennifer Bendery: Elizabeth Warren Announces Support For Expanding The Supreme Court

“I come to this conclusion because I believe the current court threatens the democratic foundations of our nation,” the senator said in an op-ed.

Gabriel Shipton: U.K. Court Clears the Way for Julian Assange Extradition to U.S.

Press Freedom in Danger

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