Targeting “extremists” threatens civil liberties while increasing the stresses that lead to violence.
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Police were finally able to catch the serial killer using DNA genealogy databases—violating many innocent people's constitutional right to privacy.
More criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and civil rights litigators may soon be appointed to the federal bench.
Under a bill the two senators reintroduced on Friday, all presidential emergency declarations would expire after 72 hours unless Congress votes to allow them to continue.
An independent panel concludes there was no legal justification for stopping, frisking, arresting, or assaulting McClain.
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The practice evades constitutional constraints by casting punishment and preventive detention as treatment.
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Adopting "counterinsurgency" tactics for use against wide swaths of Americans can only make the situation worse.
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Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
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Authorities "shall destroy the videos unlawfully obtained through the surveillance of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa," a federal judge says.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel fought Saudi censorship to make his new documentary, The Dissident.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
During the last few election cycles, a wave of well-funded progressive candidates have run for prosecutor's offices in major cities. This time, quite a few reform-minded D.A.s won.
The idea is looking less like a Get Out of Jail Free card and more like a hall pass.
Police response “likely escalated tensions and the potential for violence” say investigators.
Mory Keita was involved in two cases against the government, including an ACLU suit challenging ICE and a case alleging abuse by Butler County Jail guards.
Former Executive Director Ira Glasser discusses the past, present, and increasingly shaky future of free speech.
Authoritarian-minded officials have found opportunity in public health fears.
Courts ignore constitutional guarantees while defendants awaiting trial languish in jail.
Circumstances change and the world may grow more complicated, but authoritarians never vary from their demand for more power over our lives.
It's unclear what Biden will ultimately be able to accomplish as president, but he has been trying to bring transformative change since the 1970s.
The Texas senator notes the opposing party's blind spots on freedom of speech and the right to arms.
Politicians are poised to tighten the screws, even though voluntary action offers more promise.
While the 7th Circuit judge is often skeptical of the government's position, some of her conclusions will give pause to civil libertarians.
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As the pandemic rages on, nominally free countries are sliding down a path blazed by authoritarian regimes.
The Reason Roundtable talks Portland, policing, federalism, coronavirus, and the perennially dumb discourse.
This deadly and contagious disease has exposed problems with prison systems that have been ignored for decades.
Fitness centers across the state are turning up the resistance to lockdown orders.
Protesters in many countries may find themselves facing down state forces with extralegal powers and a muzzled press.
It's not likely to have the chilling effect he expects. Unfortunately, it might not do as much as criminal justice reformers expect either.
The presidential candidate deserves praise for retreating from his tough-on-crime stance. But let's not forget that his policies contributed to mass incarceration and the police misconduct that people are protesting today.
Princeton political scientist Omar Wasow says violent protests helped Richard Nixon win the presidency in 1968.
The U.S. already has a major problem with overcriminalization.
The radical left is an occasionally violent nuisance, not an existential threat.