The U.S. is a global outlier in condemning 1-in-7 prisoners to die behind bars, writes Marjorie Cohn. Over two-thirds are people of color. Under international law, this amounts to torture and racial discrimination.
Tag: U.S. Supreme Court
The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Abortion became just one potent weapon in the arsenal of a movement, years in the making, that is ready to flex its power in ever larger and more audacious ways, writes Liz Theoharis.
The Myth of Woodward, Bernstein & Watergate
The 50th anniversary this month of the Watergate break-in led W. Joseph Campbell to examine the persistence of a simplistic version of events that even Watergate-era principals at The Washington Post tried to refute.
SCOTT RITTER: Twitter Wars—My Personal Experience in Twitter’s Ongoing Assault on Free Speech
At some point, the U.S. people, and those they elect to higher office need to bring Twitter in line with the ideals and values Americans collectively espouse when it comes to free speech and online identity protection.
Biden Tells Supreme Court Torture Is a State Secret
Biden wants to keep secret what is already well-known, that Abu Zubaydah was tortured, reports Marjorie Cohn.
Resisting Evictions Amid a Pandemic
Poverty and homelessness are not eternal, writes Liz Theoharis. Life truly does not have to be this way.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 7: The Verdict
In part seven of this eight-part series, the Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the case of Gravel v. the United States.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 4: A Pyrrhic Victory
In part four of this eight-part series, the implications of the Supreme Court decision in NYT v. the US leave Sen. Mike Gravel in more legal peril as he contemplates publishing the Papers outside of Congress.
Don’t Expect to See Trump’s Tax Returns Before the Election
Even if the Supreme Court were to order Trump to release his tax returns, they would be transmitted confidentially to the grand jury, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Five Reasons Why the GOP Rushed to Confirm Kavanaugh
After Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Trump and the GOP leadership mounted a full-court press to ram through his confirmation before October 1, the first day of the Court’s new term, for five good reasons, says…