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4 Years After Eric Garner’s Death, We’re Still Waiting for Justice

As the federal investigation into Garner’s killing drags on, New York City finally says it will take action.

By Johanna Miller
July 17, 2018

Inside the Family Separation Legal Drama

Federal court blocks government from deporting any families it separated, lambasts official for "exasperating declaration."

By Stacy Sullivan
July 16, 2018

Black Lives Matter Is Still Here — And Avoiding the Mistakes of Their Predecessors

BLM’s decentralized movement goes far beyond the impact of a few major leaders — and that is the way the founders planned it.

By Jeffery Robinson
July 16, 2018

Why There Must Never Be a Speech and Assembly Tax

In Massachusetts, rally organizers are burdened by unlawful charges.

By Ruth Bourquin
July 16, 2018

The Supreme Court’s Disingenuous Funeral Ceremony for Korematsu

Instead of truly putting Korematsu to rest, the Muslim ban decision revived that shameful decision under another name.

By Carl Takei
July 13, 2018

Stop-and-Frisk Settlement in Milwaukee Lawsuit Is a Wakeup Call for Police Nationwide

Police must institute reforms to end biased policing and unlawful stops and frisks.

By Nusrat Choudhury
July 13, 2018

How Black Lives Matter Changed the Way Americans Fight for Freedom

Five years after the founding of Black Lives Matter, the movement has transformed the nation’s approach to social justice.

By Frank Leon Roberts
July 13, 2018

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

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