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Democracy in Action

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Republicans have come up with three new approaches to dilute the minority vote and, where possible, prevent minorities from voting.

Hand-In-Hand: Marriage Equality and Gender Equality

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We do have a long way to go, even if SCOTUS takes up the issue this fall. But our society is clearly moving in the direction of marriage equality for all. More than ever before, couples of all stripes are demanding equality, freedom and recognition in their marriages, and are refusing to abide by laws that lag behind.

Judges Should Stop Giving Deference to School Officials

Adam Goldstein | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Adam Goldstein

It is time to end this bizarre practice that assumes judges who are competent to decide whether a man lives or dies for his crimes are incompetent to decide whether a school administrator crossed a line in a strip-search.

Immigration Court Reform Serves Everyone's Interests

Katy Welter | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago
Katy Welter

The immigration court system is an integral part of the American justice system. No matter your views on immigration policy, these courts need to be fair, efficient, and effective.

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Execuitve Pay

New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last summer, Richard A. Posner, a federal appeals court judge, issued a surprising and prescient dissent. Executive pay is out of control, he said, an...

Marcus Baram

Judge Richard Posner Questions His Free-Market Faith In "A Failure Of Capitalism"

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"If you're worried that lions are eating too many zebras, you don't say to the lions, 'You're eating too many zebras.' You have to build a fence aroun...