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Equal Justice

The Time Is Now to Invest in Second Chances

Equal Justice Works | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Equal Justice Works

We are a society committed to the principle of equal justice under the law and our system is based on the principle that the punishment should fit the...

A Congressional Fix to the Indigent Defense Crisis

Cara H. Drinan | Posted 04.29.2016 | Crime
Cara H. Drinan

In 1963, the United States Supreme Court held in Gideon v. Wainwright that poor criminal defendants are entitled to legal representation at the state's expense. Unfortunately, the vision of the Gideon decision has never been realized at the state level.

Is Hillary Clinton a Liberal Reagan?

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Clinton in 2016 could have the same effect as Reagan in 1980 and 1984: recruiting Democratic candidates, inspiring Democratic supporters and winning an electoral landslide. Reagan would be embarrassed by Republicans today.

Let's Begin a National Conversation About Race

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Events in Ferguson and Staten Island demonstrate the grim reality that if a white policeman is the aggressor against a black man, he has a good chance to get off free.

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

The Grave Mistake of Confusing Concepts of Justice and Fairness With the Law

Mark Baer | Posted 10.11.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Would you rather have "Justice Under Law," or resolution that is in alignment with your personal sense of fundamental fairness?

Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.

VAWA: Because Every Man, Woman and Child in America Is at Risk and Every Crime Victim Deserves Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

It is said April is the cruelest month and certainly this April Florida Governor Rick Scott landed the cruelest act, vetoing funding for rape crisis c...