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Rachel Rebouché

It is time to stop talking about Roe as the touchstone for abortion rights and to start imagining what law and policy can do to facilitate affordable and available services.

Mary Bernstein

In the fight for LGBTQ equality, the law is often the last thing to change.

Deborah Chasman Joshua Cohen

In a deeply unequal society, the law can certainly impede progress, but it also remains an essential resource in building a more just world.

Amna A. Akbar Sameer Ashar Jocelyn Simonson

When we think, write, and act alongside movements, we help disrupt the everyday violence of law and imagine more radical transformation.

Matt Nadel

Angel Francisco Breard was executed by Virginia in contempt of a treaty that required his home country to be notified when he was first charged. What difference might it have made if the U.S. had obeyed the law?

Mary Kathryn Nagle Emma Lower

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is an important step, but activist Mary Kathryn Nagle argues that only full restoration of Indigenous sovereignty will stop the epidemic.

Randall L. Kennedy

King could not accomplish what philosophers and theologians also failed to—distinguishing moral from immoral law in a polarized society.

Judith Levine

“Don’t Say Gay” laws can be traced to the Reagan-era crusade to put “parents’ rights” before the interests of children.

Dorothy Roberts Nia T. Evans

The system’s roots aren’t in rescuing children, but in the policing of Black, Indigenous, and poor families.

Sandeep Vaheesan

Corporate restructurings are not a cure-all, but they would tilt the balance of power toward ordinary Americans.

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Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University. Margulies was Counsel of Record in Rasul v. Bush (2004), involving detentions at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station.