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We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
In the marriage and voting rights cases, the world outside powerfully affected the court.
Pamela S. Karlan
The truth about America's broken criminal justice system is significantly more interesting than scriptwriters’ fiction.
The American ideal of local government is productive in many ways, but also costly.
Claude S. Fischer
Did you know that when you buy a mobile phone, you waive any right to privacy in your movements?
Neil M. Richards
Elizabeth Anderson visits Stanford's Center for Ethics in Society to discuss objections to slavery and their implications for our understanding of equality.
When two scientists discover a book looted by the Nazis, they seek out the rightful heir and in the process explore the reparations process of early postwar days.
Karin Andert, Niko Kohls
Juries hear only 4 percent of criminal trials in America. Their decline has fostered radical punitiveness, but reforms and novel institutions are breathing new life into the jury and civic participation more broadly.
Albert W. Dzur
The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It's time to move past blame.
Barbara H. Fried
The Constitution assigns the job of carrying out its vision to all the branches of government, not just to the judiciary.
Many Americans don’t know quite what to make of the government harvesting reams of “metadata”
The double requirement of the Constitution—that people's lives be private and government actions be public—is turned inside out by the Patriot Act.
In Amanda Knox's new book, teen chick lit gives way to an insightful memoir from behind the prison walls.
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