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Chris Cassidy

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Obama: Down With DOMA

(32) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 1:28 PM

It's not the Defense of Marriage Act's death, but it's some long-sought change you can believe in.

At the recommendation of Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama today ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of DOMA's Section 3, which restricted federal marriage benefits to...

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Democracy Not for the "Touchy, Feely"

(13) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 10:28 AM

Secrecy and democracy are like oil and water. Trusting voters with the right to pass laws and the responsibility to elect lawmakers, requires trusting the public with information about the laws and candidates we vote on. After all, do we really want to live in a society where voters are...

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Court Sides With Kids Sentenced to Life in Epic Battle Over Our Constitutional Rights

(5) Comments | Posted May 19, 2010 | 12:38 PM

This week's Supreme Court decision striking down juvenile life sentences without parole was not just a stunning victory for criminal justice reform. The ruling was another epic battle in the war raging over how conservatively to read the rights written into our Constitution.

In Graham v. Florida, the...

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