Law

"We're Going to Protect Our Community Ourselves"
Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?
May 03, 2015

Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?

Baltimore's Prosecutor Gets It
The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse
May 01, 2015

The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse.

“Welcome to Indonesia, Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers!”
Why the country's new president is executing more foreigners, despite international outrage
May 01, 2015

Why the country's new president is executing more foreigners, despite international outrage.

Supreme Court Conservatives Accuse Death Penalty Opponents of “Guerrilla War”
A case about a lethal injection drug turns into a debate about capital punishment itself
April 29, 2015

A case about one lethal injection drug turns into a debate about capital punishment itself.

Why the Lethal Injection Drug Debated by the Supreme Court Today Is Unconstitutional
April 29, 2015

As used in Oklahoma’s execution procedure, lethal injection unquestionably creates an “objectively intolerable risk of harm.”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Is Putting Everyone Through Hell
April 27, 2015

We shouldn't have to relive terrorist acts in such graphic detail to determine their punishment.

Why Americans Don't Treat Fatal Gun Negligence as a Crime
April 26, 2015

Something's wrong when people who accidentally shoot kids get to keep their guns.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Crimes Were Terrible, But Morality Has Nothing to Do With It
April 24, 2015

He didn't have any choice but to bomb the Boston Marathon.

Why the Constitution Trumps Any State's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
April 23, 2015

Opponents of same-sex marriage are riding a very thin argument to the Supreme Court.

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