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We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
We have surrendered the cherished value of “innocent until proven guilty” for the security logic that we are all “risky until proven safe.”
The cult of the higher judiciary had its limits long before the left failed to block Kavanaugh. Now the only progressive move is to reclaim democracy.
The Innocence Movement faces a perverse rhetorical puzzle: righting the isolated wrongful conviction only reinforces public faith in the system as a whole.
The Mass Bail Out at Rikers Island shows that freedom is a critical part of public safety.
We already know how Brett Kavanaugh responds to human suffering.
When it comes to fighting Trump’s regulatory agenda, it is the D.C. Circuit that will matter, not the Supreme Court.
In the era of digital neighborhoods, social networks embolden a new kind of racial surveillance.
Clarence Harlan Orsi
Trump v. Hawaii is not about religion. It’s about the president’s unlimited power at the border.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling continues a terrible trend of valuing businesses more than employees and customers.
Lawrence B. Glickman
Were data crimes perpetrated against U.S. voters? We are about to know a lot more.
Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.
Sylvia Ryerson, Judah Schept
An experiment in a quintessentially American form of protest.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Andrew L. Croxford
Samuel Miller McDonald
Jonathan M. Metzl
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