Law

Obama's Legal Basis for Bombing Iraq Keeps Shifting
The 2002 AUMF is politically disastrous for the Obama administration
September 16, 2014

Rather than waiting for Congressional approval, Obama is using outdated Bush-era legislation to fight the Islamic State.

The Heartwrenching Court Cases That Inspired My New Novel
September 05, 2014

The best legal judgments form a neglected sub-genre of our literature.

Antonin Scalia Used This Wrongful Conviction to Defend the Death Penalty
September 04, 2014

Now that the accused are free, does he still think the death penalty is wise?

Is Revenge Porn Legal in Your State?
Based on this map, it probably is
September 03, 2014

Based on this map, it probably is.

The Hague Treats War Criminals More Humanely Than Gitmo Treats Its Detainees
August 25, 2014

How does life these two detention centers compare? Unfavorably for the U.S.

St. Louis Police Killed Kajieme Powell Because They Were Following Insane Rules
August 21, 2014

There had to be a way for police to preserve his life.

The Catholic Church Prefers Medieval Barbarism to Modern Abortion
August 19, 2014

Women can be strapped down and force-fed until their fetus comes to term.

Justice for Michael Brown Rests Almost Entirely in the Hands of This One Man
August 18, 2014

The most powerful person in Ferguson isn't a cop. It's the prosecutor

Obama Wants to Put Torture Behind Us, But It Still Haunts Guantanamo Every Single Day
August 11, 2014

The legal proceedings at the detention camp are torturous in their own right.

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