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Feds Join Suit About S.C. Jail's Book Policy

Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Bibles cannot be the only reading materials allowed in jail, the U.S. Department of Just...

Kentucky's Coal Cabinet

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

There's a storm brewing in Kentucky among coal companies and state government.

College and University Campus Communities Can Come Together to Eliminate Sexual Violence

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Between one-fifth and one-quarter of all female undergraduates will be the victim of a completed or attempted rape during their college careers.

The Liberal Case for Tom Tancredo

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Tancredo and his last minute surge begs a question not yet pondered by most strategists or voters: what would his victory mean for Colorado?

A Fresh Start

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

In 2008, The Pew Center on the States found that more than 1 in 100 adults in the United States were incarcerated. Of those adults, more than half wil...

The Controversy Surrounding the Criminal Probe into the Gulf Oil Spill

Susan Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Klein

Political opponents of Obama contended that a criminal investigation diverted BP's attention from efforts to plug the well. The prospect of being prosecuted criminally may even have strengthened BP's effort to get matters under control.

After Fatal Beating, Racial Tension, and Police Corruption, Shenandoah Inches toward Justice

John Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Amaya

In the case of the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, a federal grand jury recently delivered indictments that included the commission of a hate crime, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and extortion.

'Prostitution Pledge' Injunction Appeal Dropped By DOJ

RH Reality Check | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During a press briefing at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto in 2006, a young Bangladeshi woman invited by the organization for which I was...

ICE: Above the Law?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Civil liberties advocates say the immigration detention system has caused an as-yet unknown number of deaths in recent years and subjected thousands of immigrants to inhumane conditions.

40 Years Old and All I Get is This Damn Rainbow Flag?

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

The modern "Gay Rights Movement" has had and still has racism, classism, misogyny, ageism, and trans-phobia at its core.

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

EU Intel Fine and New DoJ Antitrust Ambiguity Hurts America's Crown Jewel Tech Companies

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I am sad to see one of America's greatest technology companies saddled with a record-setting $1.4 billion fine, a payment which will simply fund the E...

Part II - Why Arts Education is a Matter of Social Justice and Why it will Save the World

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

Culture has always been among America's greatest exports. And, "The arts can be life-saving and life-affirming for young people who have been discarded by the culture."

GOP Senator Previews Attacks On Obama DOJ Nominees

Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid lopsided support Monday for Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., one Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee had some pointed criticism ...

ACLU To Obama: Release Secret Bush Memos

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on the Justice Department to release Bush administration documentation pertaining to torture, sur...

Iraqi Canadian Charged With Spying For Saddam While In US

Theglobeandmail.com | KATE HAMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Iraqi-born Canadian citizen who was detained on Christmas Eve as he tried to enter the United States has been charged with conspiring to spy for Sa...

A Promise for Our Children

Carol Chodroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Chodroff

The Youth PROMISE Act Rejects "one size fits all" approaches that will funnel more youth -- particularly poor youth and youth of color -- into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

DOJ Investigating Price Fixing Among Chocolate Makers

Reuters | Aarthi Sivaraman, Justin Grant and Diane Bartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Justice Department is looking into possible price fixing in the chocolate industry, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday on its Web s...

Waxman Letter To Mukasey On Plame Investigation

Office of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dear Mr. Attorney General: I am writing to seek your assistance in the Oversight Committee's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the lea...