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Redistricting – the redrawing of state voting district boundaries every ten years – is intended to ensure that state legislatures fairly represent their voters.  Instead, in a practice called gerrymandering,

  A few weeks ago, I wrote about ineffective assistance of counsel and plea-bargaining in the context of the upcoming Supreme Court case, Lee v. United States. In deciding Lee, the Court

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