The Roberts Court Is on Track Again To Limit Freedom
Our fundamental freedoms will always be filtered through the goals and desires of people in power.
Unaccompanied Children Deserve Protection, Not Partisan Politics
The Secure the Border Act of 2023, includes a provision that would eliminate funding for immigration attorneys for children—forcing 3- and 4-year-olds to face the legal system alone.
"I'm a Catholic nun. I'm standing up for trans people"
That is what being a Catholic sister is about.
Fox News settlement with Dominion robs America of justice: Kirschner
"If you're like me, this settlement may have left you feeling a little deflated," the legal analyst said.
Trump's Indictment Is a Blunder of Historic Proportions
Half the country is enraged by what they feel is a system now overtly tilted against them.
Israeli Democracy's Vibrance Is Again on Display
No democracy has had more transforming elections and more successful demonstrations than Israel. The recent turnabout in the Netanyahu government's plan to rush through a one-sided judicial "reform" is just the latest example of Israel's raucous democracy at work.
"My brother's horrific murder shocked police. His killer is up for parole"
Law enforcement officials still describe it as the most gruesome crime scene they have ever encountered.
Netanyahu Drags Israel Kicking and Screaming Toward Chaos
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had known the reaction it would get, he never would have launched the package of legislation he and his extreme-right-wing allies have dubbed, in proper Orwellian fashion, the "judicial reform."
Hold Elected Officials Accountable on Judges
Every judicial vacancy needs to be taken seriously and every judicial candidate scrutinized for their commitment to multiracial democracy and to fundamental freedoms.
Louisiana prisons in violation of the 14th Amendment
The state is "deliberately indifferent to the systemic overdetention of people in its custody," said the Justice Department after a two-year investigation.
Brett Kavanaugh documentary raises questions about FBI actions during probe
Sources told Newsweek that the FBI "would have been concerned about appearing to undo the will of a sitting president" in its investigation of Kavanaugh.
Brett Kavanaugh documentary sparks flurry of new tips about SCOTUS Justice
The secretly filmed documentary focuses on the way the FBI failed to properly investigate thousands of tips received in 2018.
Alina Habba pays the price for cozying up to Donald Trump
The lawyer and former president must jointly pay nearly $1 million in costs after filing 2016 election lawsuits against 31 people, including Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump facing "series of indictments" after criminal referral—Tribe
Trump should expect a "series of indictments" over his role in the Capitol riot, according to legal scholar Laurence Tribe.
Voters Deserve Safety and Justice, Not Fear
As a country, we've always prioritized punishment and incarceration over prevention and support. Tough on crime policies have failed over and over again.
"I put a pedophile ballet teacher in prison—what it took was heartbreaking"
Katie Wee shares how she helped to imprison the ballet teacher who abused her in this exclusive essay.
Justice Alito accused of being SCOTUS "leaker" after new report: "Disgrace"
"He must be forced off the Court," Keith Olbermann wrote Saturday on Twitter.
Ending affirmative action will be an 'earthquake' for colleges, companies
The Supreme Court's likely ban on race as a consideration in college admissions is also expected to impact hiring, government contracts, financial aid—and more.
Gun Violence, Community Violence Intervention, and Policing
We have an opportunity to fight gun violence, but to do it, we need to make community violence intervention programs a core pillar of America's public safety strategy.
International Wrongful Conviction Day is Nothing to Celebrate
What does a person who's spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit do on International Wrongful Conviction Day?
Two Girls Shot Dead in Similar Circumstances; Two Very Different Sentences
In both instances, teenage girls were killed by teenage boys in Miami and the same court ruled that both of the killings were manslaughter.
Man, Sentenced as 15-Year-Old, Freed From Jail 41 Years Later: 'I Made It'
Anthony Davis, of South Florida, was given a life sentenced in 1982 for armed robberies.
Can Donald Trump Get a Fair Trial?
The former president has not been charged with any crime but speculation has grown since the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago.
A Terrorist Lingers in Plain Sight. Why Is She Still Free?
The Jordanian woman who planted the bomb at the pizzeria, who scouted central Jerusalem and selected the target site because of the many children inside, who later called the carnage "my operation," was shockingly set free.
The Worst Supreme Court Decision Is Yet to Come
Thwart the impending decision in Moore v. Harper by flipping more state legislatures.
How Democrats Can Kneecap the Supreme Court's Next Attack on Democracy
Republicans are already gearing up to contest and sow distrust in the upcoming midterms. Democrats cannot afford to cross their fingers, hoping that the right-wing supermajority on the Supreme Court will make the right decision and uphold democracy.
Iran Is Testing Us. So Far, We Are Failing
A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft was grounded at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport on June 9. The suspicions are that the Venezuelan plane, recently owned by Iran's U.S.-sanctioned Mahan Air and sold to Emtrasaur airlines, is not what it seems to be.
Joe Manchin 'Trusted' Kavanaugh, Gorsuch to Leave Roe v. Wade Alone
The West Virginia Democrat previously voted with Republican to confirm the two Trump-nominated conservative justices.
Small Counties Are Making Major Strides on Criminal Legal Reform
Here's how and why big cities should take note.
Biden Vulnerable to Putin Attack Over Calls for War Crimes Trial
Leila Sadat, the ICC prosecutor's special adviser on crimes against humanity, told Newsweek: "It's a problem of double standards."