No one could have predicted that the Pussy Riot trial, which was basically a secular trail for the decidedly non-secular crime of "blasphemy," would stir up a hornets nest of outraged religious reactionaries. Let's take a look at this extremely worrying story from the BBC's Russia service:
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
It's safe to say this guy would not make a good president.
Campus conservatism must take the threat of the far right seriously.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.