Census 2020: Race, Self-Determination, & Voter Suppression

Census 2020: Race, Self-Determination, & Voter Suppression

In late April 2019, the Supreme Court heard oral argument for the Department of Commerce v. New York, 139 S.Ct. 1316 (2019), a case which asks whether the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to add a question to the Decennial Census about responders’ citizenship status...
Book Review: Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, by Emily Bazelon

Book Review: Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, by Emily Bazelon

“Numbingly normal.” It’s how Emily Bazelon describes the outcome in Connick v. Thompson, a 2011 Supreme Court case that shielded prosecutors’ offices from liability for Brady violations resulting from the offices’ failure to train their attorneys. This immunity from...
ICE Hunger Strikes: Ending State Sanctioned Torture

ICE Hunger Strikes: Ending State Sanctioned Torture

“In the absence of the governmental checks and balances… the only effective restraint upon executive policy and power… may be in an enlightened citizenry—in an informed and critical public opinion which alone can…protect the values of democratic government.”-...