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Civil rights

The Umpire Strikes Back

From remarks made by U.S. judges in 2019, which appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of the Judicial Conduct Reporter, published by the National Center for State Courts. These remarks…

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Garden-Variety Racism

From the dissenting opinion of the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, issued in July in response to the court’s decision to decline to review the case of Fair…

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On Defense

Twenty-five years of fighting mass incarceration in court

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Fighting Words

Ever since a New York Times newsroom revolt over a controversial op-ed, American media—if not American society at large—has been engaged in another round of debate about the limits of…

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Visits from the Goon Squad

From behaviors of Little Rock, Arkansas, police, cited by the department since 2007. The internal reports were made public in October, following an investigation of the killing of Bobby Moore,…

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Checkpoint Nation

Border agents are expanding their reach into the country’s interior

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Political Football

With the fall and another election season upon us, the one thing we can count on is a renewal of Donald Trump’s war on football. This has become an annual…

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Empty Suits

Defamation law and the price of dissent

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A Matter of Degrees

America’s long struggle with affirmative action

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