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US Justice System

Why It's Easier To Treat The Homeless Like Criminals Instead Of People In Need

New York Times | LAWRENCE DOWNES | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

What can be done about homeless people, those poor, sick, jobless souls who just can’t seem to get their acts together and whose suffering makes th...

The Real Roots of Prison Recidivism

David Chura | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
David Chura

There's not much forgiveness in American culture. It seems that ex-offenders can't suffer enough or repent enough for our Puritan tastes. Criminal justice experts have been searching for the "holy grail of rehabilitation" for years, and nothing has worked.

U.S. Laws Defy Basic Rules Of Justice: Report

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Too many laws in the U.S defy basic human rights principles of justice by resorting to overly punitive sentences for nonviolent and low-level crimes, ...

Poll: Views On Justice System's Fairness Increasingly Divided By Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Perceptions of the fairness of the U.S. justice system increasingly break down along racial lines, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. In t...

The Answer Is to Fix the Justice System

Rebecca Love Kourlis | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Love Kourlis

While mediation and arbitration certainly have their place, we cannot and should not abandon the system itself. What we need is a justice system that is more accessible, efficient, and accountable.

In Our Courts 'Justice' Is Bought

Lance Soskin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Lance Soskin

Due to the nature of our adversarial justice system, it's more often than not going to be the party with the high-priced attorney who wins in court rather than the party with the more meritorious case.

America's Justice System Has Failed Us All

Conrad Black | Posted 01.24.2012 | Crime
Conrad Black

The unfairness, hypocrisy, and barbarism of the American criminal justice system is increasingly the subject of serious comment. Indeed, almost everything about the American system is wrong.

Strauss-Kahn and the Hostages

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Thomas A. Bass

Midday on Wednesday, June 29, France erupted in an "explosion of joy" on learning that Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier had been released by ...

Re-Discovering An American Hero

Livia Firth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Livia Firth

What is it about Mumia Abu-Jamal's case that makes the State so afraid to live up to the legacy of justice and equality that I have come to so admire about this country?