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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

Uncle Sam Is Helping Missouri Cops Steal From the State’s Public Education Fund

Missouri law enforcement has conspired with the feds to circumvent the state’s civil asset forfeiture law.

By Chelsea Voronoff
May 21, 2018

We’re Victims’ Rights Advocates, and We Opposed Marsy’s Law

The proposal would have backfired and undermined the due process rights of the accused.

By Laurie Schipper, Beth Barnhill
May 16, 2018

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