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The Curious, Mysterious, Obsolete & Dangerous Federal Grand Jury

Posted November 16, 2010 | 12:43:50 (EST)

I was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in May of 1982 in New York City.  It has left me as something of a specialist in an arcane, secretive, and obsolete area of the law -- one that reappeared this September with FBI raids, seizures of private papers, computers, and...

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No Safe Passage: Little Rock to Chicago

Posted October 7, 2009 | 13:17:24 (EST)

Last week, the heartbreaking beating death of 16-year-old Chicago student Derrion Albert was captured on video, unleashing a fresh wave of sorrow on the South Side, another layer of fear and terror among students and families in the community, and -- painfully, the predictable calls from authorities for more harsh...

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Our Justice System Needs to Protect Children's Human Rights

Posted October 5, 2009 | 11:49:04 (EST)

Children's human rights are being violated every day in police stations and courts across America.   

Youngsters are held in isolation, lied to about police evidence, falsely told that they failed lie-detector tests, that a co-defendant fingered them, that blood or hair samples condemned them.  They are denied access to...

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