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Diversion Keeps Kids Out of the Criminal Justice System, but Too Many Police in New Jersey Fail to Use It

Ending mass incarceration starts with keeping young people from being arrested in the first place.

By Portia Allen-Kyle
January 18, 2018

DHS' Threat to Prosecute Officials of Sanctuary Cities Is Unconstitutional

The Constitution guarantees that state and local governments can opt out of the federal deportation system.

By Cody Wofsy
January 17, 2018

Big Corporations Make Millions by Selling People a Chance to Get Out of Jail

Who benefits from wealth-based incarceration? The bail sharks.

By Udi Ofer
January 16, 2018

The Trump Administration Abandons Its Obligations to Trans Students

The Education Department says that claims of discrimination against transgender students are now outside its jurisdiction.

By Ian Thompson
January 16, 2018

Martin Luther King Stood for More Than Love

On MLK's birthday, we owe thanks to everyone who continues to work for racial justice with their backs as straight as can be.

By Jeffery Robinson
January 16, 2018

The People v. Donald Trump

In the first year of Trump’s presidency, the courts have acted exactly how the Founders intended them to.

By David Cole
January 16, 2018

Ending Mass Incarceration Is a Winner for Politicians

Politics driven by fear of crime had direct, destructive social costs.

By Inimai Chettiar, Udi Ofer
January 15, 2018

Members of Congress Just Voted to Give the Trump Administration Greater Spy Powers

The House passed a bill that would make the government's dangerous spying powers worse. It now goes to the Senate.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Elizabeth Beavers
January 11, 2018

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