Un-PeopleThe conservative crusade to declare everything a “person”—corporations, fertilized eggs—will have disastrous consequences.
Corporations Are People, the Biblical SequelThe Supreme Court will decide whether companies don’t have to cover contraception because they have religious beliefs.
Taking the “Meh” out of MetadataHow the government can discover your health problems, political beliefs, and religious practices using just your metadata.
The Case of the Errant Hot-Dog TossBaseball fans should be protected from getting injured by the antics of team mascots.
If Corporations Are ChristiansCompanies are claiming personhood to block Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
Battling for Veterans’ BenefitsNew data show unfair treatment at the VA for survivors of sexual assault in the military.
Dear President Obama, This Is Why Judges MatterTwo Bush appointees deliver body blows to reproductive rights—and demonstrate the power of the bench.
Bring Back the GuillotineLethal injection is the wrong way to do capital punishment. Severing the head is the better way to go.
The Future of the Voting Rights ActHow effective is Section 2, the part of the law the Supreme Court left alone?
The Courthouse Is ClosedEven before the shutdown, federal courts had already been crippled by the sequester.
How Did Jameis Winston Evade a Rape Charge?Too many facts suggest this was not a simple case of consensual sex.
Paying AmyDoyle Paroline owned two pornographic pictures of an 8-year-old girl. How much should he have to pay?
Is the Star Quarterback Getting a Pass?The sexual assault allegations against Florida State’s Jameis Winston fit a familiar, disturbing pattern.
Obamacare and Religion and Arguing off the WallWhat the New York Times and the courts are missing in the birth control mandate fight.
Where Did People Get the Idea That Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Provide a Swing Vote for Abortion Rights?
The Filibuster Had to Be KilledHow the Republican minority had turned it into an obscene weapon for obstructionism, delay, and political mischief.
Raise the Smoking Age to 21New York City’s higher tobacco sales age should be copied across the country.
Shut Up, Judge!A misguided appeals court tries to silence—and quash—stop-and-frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin.
Half MeasuresThe Texas abortion ruling gives a major victory to pro-choicers and a minor one to pro-lifers, but settles nothing.