Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence
Oct. 30 2015 1:56 PMVirginia’s Vanishing Death PenaltyA study of every capital case in the past decade shows that a new system is working.
Oct. 28 2015 4:53 PMLouisiana Prosecutor Wants to “Cold Cock” Defense AttorneysTemper, temper.
Oct. 22 2015 5:45 PMAttacks on Churches and Women’s Health Clinics Are Domestic TerrorismWe should be talking more about what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri.
Oct. 20 2015 3:07 PMA Woman’s Right to KnowCan California make crisis pregnancy centers say what they really are?
Oct. 15 2015 5:28 PMBlack Sisters Endured Relentless Racist BullyingWhen they complained, the school called their tormenters’ parents.
Oct. 7 2015 5:29 PMJerry Brown’s Humble, Humane DecisionAll lawmakers should follow his example, especially when thinking about life and death.
Oct. 2 2015 9:03 AMWill Sandra Day O’Connor’s Legacy Live On?We’re lucky it lasted as long as it did.
Oct. 1 2015 12:47 PMHow the Supreme Court Justices Spent Their Summer VacationAs the new term begins, can they ever forgive one another?
Sept. 30 2015 5:02 AMJustice After InjusticeWhat happens after a wrongfully convicted person is exonerated—and the witness finds out she identified the wrong man.
Sept. 28 2015 4:12 PMHumane Criminal Justice Is Not HopelessThe Supreme Court is beginning to take cruel and unusual punishment seriously—just like Pope Francis is.
Sept. 22 2015 10:50 AMJesus TownAn Arizona city council votes for Christian-only prayers, citing the Constitution.
Sept. 17 2015 11:28 AMThe Supreme Court Has Nothing to Hide, So Don’t LookStephen Breyer swears the justices are just the nicest people.
Sept. 14 2015 10:36 AMWho Feeds the Supreme Court?The judges who send law clerks—the future leaders of the legal profession—are still white men.
Sept. 7 2015 8:03 PMIs Southern California the New Deep South?Los Angeles County has sentenced more people to death than five Southern states combined.
Sept. 4 2015 12:16 PMHow Can This Possibly Happen?Geoffrey Sant wrote about drivers in China who intentionally kill pedestrians. Ask him anything.
Oct. 30 2015 12:07 PMHow Prejudiced Prosecutors Create All-White JuriesFinally, one got caught using blatant racism.
Oct. 26 2015 9:32 AMThe Lawyer Who Defeated DOMAEight questions for Roberta Kaplan about the fight for gay marriage.
Oct. 21 2015 9:34 AMOn Gun Laws, We Must Get the History RightUnderstanding who carried weapons in the 17th century could determine where you may carry a gun today.
Oct. 20 2015 12:32 PMScalia Is Wrong About KansasHis speculation that voters would oust judges who “don’t like the death penalty” was dead wrong.
Oct. 12 2015 10:30 PMLeave Your Gun Out, Go to JailCarelessly stored firearms kill two children a week. That won’t change until we start prosecuting parents.
Oct. 5 2015 4:48 PMPope Francis’ Message Isn’t Echoed at Red MassA reminder that the only faith that should matter at the Supreme Court is faith in the Constitution.
Oct. 1 2015 5:13 PMThe Supreme Court’s Most Important Cases of the New TermJust how bad will things be for abortion, affirmative action, unions, and voting rights?
Sept. 30 2015 5:30 AMSafety LastOne of the most reprehensible bosses in recent history is finally facing justice.
Sept. 29 2015 12:36 PMYou Really Shouldn’t HaveA stunning Kentucky lawsuit alleges that what looks a lot like bribery is in fact a form of free speech.
Sept. 25 2015 4:46 PMCarly Fiorina’s Big LieEven if you take your facts on some sort of sliding scale, her fibs about Planned Parenthood are appalling.
Sept. 21 2015 1:16 PMJust Ignore Them?Unfortunately, that won’t make publicity-hungry, unserious, outrageous people go away.
Sept. 15 2015 12:04 PMGroundhog Day NightmareOklahoma is about to execute a man who is probably innocent.
Sept. 9 2015 4:59 PMZero Tolerance for ChildhoodA reminder as the school year opens: The juvenile justice system eats kids for breakfast.
Sept. 4 2015 4:12 PMSonia Sotomayor, OutsiderIn a remarkable conversation, the justice talks about why she doesn’t feel like she belongs on the Supreme Court.
Sept. 2 2015 12:36 PMTexas Two-Steps All Over Voting RightsIt says it can make voting as difficult as it wants to, and any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional.

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