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We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
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.
Reed Hundt, Joshua Cohen
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.
Only a few decades old, the corporate autocracy the former president unleashed on the United States is not natural law. It had to be created, and it can also be undone.
Everyone agrees that child poverty is a problem. Why are Democrats and Republicans so bad at addressing it?
U.S. democracy and the U.S. postal service share a long, entangled history. An attack against one signals an attack against the other.
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.
Instead of deterring sexual violence, criminalization has empowered policing and punishment. To prevent both sexual and state-inflicted abuse, we must embrace restorative justice.
Judith Levine, Erica R. Meiners
Constitutional crisis won’t be fixed by a few isolated reforms. We need to rethink the Constitution from the ground up.
Though Modi's government draws concern today, the country's constitutional history suggests a framework for creating democracy in unlikely settings.
Forms of gender-specific violence are baked into the structure of law enforcement. Reform efforts will fail until we eliminate police discretion over women’s bodies.
Anne Gray Fischer
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Joseph J. Fischel
Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
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