Robert Reich: The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political PowerApril 2014
The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision exacerbates a preexisting vicious cycle.
Nina Martin: In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early DefeatMarch 2014
The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference could be thwarted on procedural grounds.
Ann Neumann: Whole Body BurningMarch 2014
American South: Who gets executed in America, and where, and how—is changing.
Michael Grabell: U.S. Lags Behind World in Temp Worker ProtectionsFebruary 2014
Permatemping cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temp workers.
Sebastian Rotella: Dos Erres Commander SentencedFebruary 2014
A conviction in the case of the Dos Erres massacre.
Jeremy Brecher: Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb Climate ChangeJanuary 2014
A legal argument for climate protection based on the vitality of future generations.
Stephen Engelberg: A Simple FixApril 2013
Should New York compel judges to report problem prosecutors?
Cora Currier: Despite New Pardons, Obama’s Clemency Rate is Still Lowest in Recent HistoryMarch 2013
The president has exercised his pardoning power less frequently than his four immediate predecessors.
Stephen Engelberg: Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Company Stirs Fresh Questions With Admission It ‘Likely’ Broke Federal LawMarch 2013
The staff of one of the world’s richest men may have broken anti-bribery laws, but questions remain as to which transactions are at issue.
The Minority Report of David PowellMarch 2013
The story behind a landmark case that transformed death penalty trials in the U.S.
Suevon Lee: Five Federal Policies on Guns You’ve Never Heard OfJanuary 2013
It’s not just states that have relaxed gun laws. Federal lawmakers have come up with a few of their own.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee: The End of GunsDecember 2012
We don’t have to imagine what a nation cleansed of guns would look like—plenty of other countries can show us. One writer recalls her year in gun-less South Korea.
Suevon Lee: Voting Rights Act: The State of Section 5August 2012
A provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires districts with a history of suppressing minority votes to get federal approval of new voting laws, may be headed to the Supreme Court.
David Morris: Texas Judge Rules The Sky Belongs To EveryoneAugust 2012
Has the fight against climate change just taken a monumental step forward?
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: America Doesn’t Need Another CREEPMay 2012
Watergate led to a grassroots effort to clean up Washington. In the wake of Citizens United, and with the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, is it time to act again?
David L. Hudson Jr.: The Heckler’s Veto at SchoolApril 2012
How a picture of an astronaut set off a court case over student free speech rights.
Trans-Formative ChangeMarch 2011
America’s first openly transgender law professor on the power of zines, the sacrifice social movements require, and the limits of legal reform.
Jose Padilla? Indict Him AlreadyAugust 2005
Newman discusses Padilla’s case, his state of mind and why the Bush administration’s position sets an ugly precedent.