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The Power Of The Prosecutor

Radley Balko | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

The death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz has generated a lot of discussion about the power of prosecutors -- particularly federal prosecutors. This...

Bullying Aaron Swartz

Dale Cooper | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dale Cooper

I believe that the prosecution for the United States threatened Swartz's emotional and physical well-being, and, faced with a court battle that he could not possibly finance with his own personal wealth, he took his own life. It bullied Swartz, and it should be held responsible in some way.

Ryan J. Reilly

Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the In...

Spouse Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor Defends Her On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

When Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday after an apparent suicide, friends, family and those who never ...

Petition to Remove Swartz's Prosecutor Reaches Critical Mass

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

The petition to remove Carmen Ortiz, the controversial district attorney in charge of the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, has reached t...

Aaron Swartz and the Questions That None Dare Ask Obama

Will Bunch | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

Swartz's persecution can't be passed off as an isolated incident. Instead, it feels more like the exclamation point on an administration whose commitment to maintaining secrecy, blocking transparency, limiting the flow of information and squelching dissent has been both unexpected and shocking.

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition urging President Barack Obama to fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for prosecutorial overreach in her office's case against Aar...

Aaron Swartz, Carmen Ortiz and the American System of Justice

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology
Dan Kennedy

Nothing good can come from Aaron Swartz's death. But at the very least it should prompt consideration of why such brutality has become a routine part of the American system of justice.