Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Steven Rosenfeld: GOP Takes Another Step to Control Federal Courts

The Republicans are engaged in a massive right-wing court-packing scheme that will last for decades — long after the Senate’s current Republican majority is gone

Ziva Branstetter: Extorting people over court debts

A newly expanded federal lawsuit seeks class-action status for thousands of Oklahoma residents it says are being extorted by a collections company working for most of the state’s sheriffs and courts

Rebekah Barber: Taking on the cash bail system

“Money shouldn’t determine anyone’s freedom”

James Risen: Is Donald Trump a Traitor?

Americans must live with the uncertainty of not knowing whether Trump has the best interests of the United States or those of Russia at heart.

John Feffer: Russiagate or Deep State?

The bizarre denialism of some on the left and right about Russiagate doesn’t bode well for the future of American politics

Jonathan Cook: The UK’s Hidden Hand in Julian Assange’s Detention

It now emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange’s effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact, they depended on a legal charade

Lee Gelernt: Judges Across U.S. Halting Trump’s Mass Deportations

Interview on the legal battle against Trump’s mass deportation efforts

Adam Johnson: Judge’s Bail Reforms Prompt Media Attack

Local media often function as PR surrogates for police and powerful private interests

David Love: FBI Tracks & Arrests ‘Black Identity Extremist’

Anyone who posts his or her thoughts on police violence on social media — particularly someone with a high profile and influence — is susceptible to FBI surveillance

Mehreen Kasana: Reforming Oppressive and Inhumane Bail System

“The city jails are filled with people charged with misdemeanors only because they cannot pay.”

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