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Last week a New York jury found Pedro Hernandez guilty of the murder of Etan Patz, the six-year-old boy who disappeared from his SoHo neighborhood almost forty years ago. The

Religion is a divisive issue. Few subjects arouse more controversy than the extent to which the government should permit, or even facilitate, the free exercise of religion. Even in progressive

In recent months, nearly everyone has been talking about politics – including celebrities. When Mike Pence attended the popular musical Hamilton, the cast took the opportunity to applaud diversity and

In 2009, Jae Lee–a legal resident but not an American citizen– was charged with possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute. The evidence against Lee was staggering, and his lawyer

This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the judicially created “provocation rule” comports with the Court’s precedents.[1] The action under review, Mendez v. County of Los Angeles, involves

“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.” When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made that statement at the

Fidel Castro Passes Away Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for half a century, passed away last Friday at the age of 90. After toppling the authoritarian government of President Fulgencio Batista in

Last year, I wrote about discussing race with white people. Around that time, I harbored the suspicion that I was The Black Friend [1] whose presence and friendship validated lazy allies.[2] This

Professor Carol Steiker recommended books on capital punishment. She is the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and she joined the faculty in 1992. Before joining the