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Dear Brett Kavanaugh, Justices Do Make Law

The Supreme Court nominee says judges ‘must interpret the law, not make’ it. He’s wrong. Here’s why.

By Arthur Eisenberg
July 13, 2018

The Supreme Court Doesn't Have to Overturn Roe to Decimate Abortion Rights

A new Supreme Court could effectively decimate women’s access to abortion, even without overturning Roe outright.

By Talcott Camp
July 10, 2018

Complying While Black (Taser Edition)

Some police are prone to using force at a moment’s notice, even when their orders are being followed.

By Reggie Shuford
July 5, 2018

The Supreme Court’s Term Just Ended. Here’s How Civil Liberties and Rights Fared.

The Supreme Court's 2017 term saw a decisive conservative shift on the bench in large part to Justice Kennedy's swing vote.

By David Cole
June 28, 2018

The Supreme Court Ignores the Reality of President Trump’s Discriminatory Muslim Ban

The 5-4 decision today was devastating, but the fight against the Muslim ban will continue beyond the courts.

By Cody Wofsy
June 26, 2018

North Carolina Bill Would Make Prescription Records Available to Police Without a Warrant

Violating people’s privacy rights is no way to combat the opioid epidemic.

By Sarah Gillooly
June 12, 2018

Kansas Prosecutors Are Locking People Up Rather Than Offering — Or Even Telling Them About — Diversion

County Attorneys in the state are choosing costly incarceration over smarter alternatives.

By Somil Trivedi
June 8, 2018

Why Low-Level Offenders Can Get Longer Sentences Than Airplane Hijackers

Prosecutors shouldn’t have, or exercise, the power to dole out overly harsh sentences that fuel mass incarceration.

By Emma Andersson
May 24, 2018

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