A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
‘Roe v. Wade’ only guaranteed the right to patients’ privacy. A federal abortion law would need to go so much further.
Failures in prosecuting the businessmen who profited from the Nazi war machine show just how far postwar Europe and America were willing to go in the Cold War quest to protect capitalism.
Erica X Eisen
As a space for democratic deliberation and decision-making, the jury box still has the potential to shift the criminal legal system. But, first, we must change who is able to serve on a jury.
Forgiveness is a public good, but it is doled out unevenly. Justice demands we widen its reach beyond the select few.
If we are to emerge from this era of crisis, we need legal thinking that operates on fundamentally different presumptions.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
The Netflix series Dead to Me suggests that we might get closer to justice by forgiving each other and ourselves for the sometimes literally fatal flaw of being human.
Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.
Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now.
Reed Hundt, Joshua Cohen
Many U.S. criminal statutes betray the bedrock legal principle of mens rea. The result is a deeply unjust system that punishes the morally innocent.
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is a sham, but it is one the Constitution allows. There’s only one way out of this crisis: we must amend.
Julie C. Suk
Donald Trump's winning strategy.
This year Virginia became the crucial thirty-eighth state to ratify the ERA. Renewed efforts to quash it stand to wipe out a hundred years of women’s work as constitution-makers.
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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