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Journalist living in Los Angeles
A sharp divide in the recent Supreme Court ruling ordering California to drastically reduce its prison population represents a deeper national division.
Author, 'American Empire: Before the Fall'
John McCain's latest war gospel hangs an alarming tale. The rule of law has been dethroned and the president has been endowed with absolute power as the American Empire has eclipsed the American Republic.
Counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
On President Obama's first day in office, he stated unequivocally that his administration was "committed to operating with an unprecedented level of openness in government." It is time for the president to live up to his promise.
President, Democracy 21
Federal district courts cannot overrule Supreme Court decisions. But that is exactly what the district court judge in United States v. William Danielczyk, Jr. is now attempting to do.
The 2012 election involves historically high stakes and could be decided by razor-thin margins of victory. These elections should not be decided because Republicans take legal donations and Democrats do not.
Executive Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, NYU Law
As a society we can no longer afford to declare youth worthless and sentence them to die in prison without giving them an opportunity to have their sentence reviewed.
The Supreme Court is sending the message to the Guantanamo Bay detainees loud and clear: It's not that easy to get out of here.
Advocate for Improved Medicare For All
For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.
34-year veteran police officer who retired as Seattle's chief of police in 2000
Unless you live on a small, green island off Washington State, or haven't read his books or participated in his workshops, you've probably not heard of Michael Sky. He is a dear friend, and he is dying.
Freelance journalist and contributing writer for Guernica Magazine
The battle over prescription data has been raging since 2006, and it is more than just another skirmish in the ongoing war over information privacy. The sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship is at stake.
Holistic Psychotherapist, Host of A Better World Radio
I'd rather stop, think and contemplate a beautiful sunrise really, a powerful, yellow ball rising above the horizon by the shore. Or a sunset with a ...
Executive director of Class Action Watch
Our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, published an editorial headlined, "Supreme Court Ruling Is Bad News For Consumers," which reflects t...
Exposing corruption, exploring solutions
We urge Congress to reject draft legislation that would silence potential whistleblowers, weaken SEC enforcement actions and allow law-breaking companies to evade accountability.
Associate Director, FlexYourRights.org
This week's Supreme Court decision in Kentucky v. King has civil-libertarians and marijuana policy reformers in an uproar, and rightly so, but it's not exactly the death of the 4th Amendment
Author, 'American Empire: Before the Fall'
If Tea Party Caucus Members wish to keep their constitutional escutcheons unsullied, they should not tarry in taking legislative action against unconstitutional presidential wars and unconstitutional unaudited military spending.
Retired in 1996 after 17 years on the federal bench
With AT&T; Mobility vs. Concepcion, the Supreme Court has permitted alleged corporate fraud to go unheard and unpunished and, in turn, has silenced the voice of the consumer in the process.
Associate Professor of American History, California State University, Sacramento
Once again the US Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has shown the nation it will always favor corporations over people even if it means conjuring new law out of thin air.
Attorney and author
Helping America's teens make positive, healthy and responsible lifestyle choices is a worthy goal, but it must start with parents within the home.
Executive Director, Health Care for America Now
The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., will hear arguments Tuesday on contradictory rulings by two Virginia federal judges on attempts to invalidate the new health care law's requirement that everyone who can afford private insurance must buy it.
Washington, DC Journalist
She may be an aging widow, but Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg proves she's still got it going on in the style department.
President, Center for Reproductive Rights
While the number of anti-choice bills we are tracking this year is similar in number to past years, they are some of the most extreme that we've seen in decades and are passing at a faster rate than in the past.
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