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Nargol Aran

On Ashura, Shi’a Muslims grieve the Prophet’s grandson. But with Iran crippled by COVID-19 and U.S. sanctions, it was also an occasion this year to mourn the country’s deaths from disease and despair.

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Reed Hundt Joshua Cohen

Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now. 

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Gianpaolo Baiocchi Marcelo K. Silva

The Brazilian president’s offensive against universities threatens democracy and recalls the dark years of the country’s dictatorship.

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Julie C. Suk

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.

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Nanjala Nyabola

To ask why COVID-19 hasn’t been deadlier in Africa is to suggest that more Africans should be dying. We need better questions.

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Michael Serota

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.

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Reed Hundt Joshua Cohen

Donald Trump's winning strategy.

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Julie C. Suk

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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Peera Songkünnatham

Thailand has been gripped by the largest wave of protest in years, forcing a reckoning between the country’s dual structures of democracy and monarchy.

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Martin Gelin

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.

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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.