A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
The COVID-19 crisis creates a conflict not between individual rights and the community, but rather between individual rights themselves—including, above all, the right to health.
We face a surge of civil litigation in the wake of COVID-19—from eviction fights to loan disputes—but the system has languished in dire need of reform for decades.
States should release from prison far more than the very small percentage of low-level, nonviolent offenders they hold.
A doctor's case against COVID-19 abortion bans.
It’s easy to interpret the disorder of our COVID-19 response through the lens of unpreparedness or partisanship. But that misses the complex legal structure of emergency governance.
Robert L. Tsai
We must institute a method of electing a president that is sensitive to the votes of Americans everywhere.
Beneath Trump’s impeachment lurks a troubling complacency—among Democrats and Republicans alike—with the nature of U.S. imperial power.
How other countries’ constitutions protect against political free-for-alls.
Aziz Z. Huq, Tom Ginsburg, David Landau
A new, neoliberal interpretation of the First Amendment is undermining the regulatory state—and every labeling and advertising law is now in the crosshairs.
Prosecutors use a system of “strikes” to engineer nearly all-white juries. Eliminating this system would not only make juries less racist, but also bring us closer to the original intent of the jury system.
One man’s struggle to earn a degree while incarcerated shows how far tough-on-crime policies go to prevent prisoners from having a second chance.
Bizarre restrictions are levied against people on the sex offense registry on Halloween. But do they actually make children safer or simply reveal what we fear?
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