Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

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Marjorie Cohn: Deconstruction of the State

When Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee in February, he identified two priorities of the administration: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and deregulation

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Juan Cole: Is anything Trump does Constitutional?

Sanctuary Threat Quashed by Court

Phillip Smith: Drug Reform Conference Envisions Alliance

Conference finds the roots of the problems in capitalism and deep-seated racism

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Juan Cole: Hawaii not Real America

AG Jeff Sessions implies Asian-Americans in Hawaii not Real Americans

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Mark Weisbrot: Assange is a political prisoner

He has exposed crimes and atrocities

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Sarah Lazare: Cop Accused of Framing 51 People for Murder

Guevara was granted impunity by the system, while the people he allegedly framed are still locked up

Ian Millhiser: Confirming Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to the Supreme Court in a final Senate vote today, replacing Justice Antonin Scalia nearly 14 months after Scalia’s death. This comes after senators voted along party lines Thursday for a historic rule change that allows Supreme Court justices to be confirmed by a simple majority. We are joined by Read more…

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Rebecca Gordon: Resurrecting the Unholy Trinity

Torture, Rendition, and Indefinite Detention Under Trump

Ryan Devereaux: Rolling Back Police Reform

The Trump White House is dead-set on undoing hard-won criminal justice achievements

Peter Wagner: Mass Incarceration

Wait, does the United States have 1.3 million or more than 2 million people in prison? Are most people in state and federal prisons locked up for drug offenses? Frustrating questions like these abound because our systems of confinement are so fragmented and controlled by various entities. There is a lot of interesting and valuable Read more…

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