Laura Finley: The Violence Against Women Act has helped hundreds of thousands of victims. It provides funds for training law enforcement, court officials, victim advocates and healthcare professionals.
Bill Blum: Whether you love Assange and see him as a source of transparency in an age of government secrecy or regard him as a pro-Trump threat to democracy, he is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
Bill Blum: With the Supreme Court already tilting decisively to the right, any further attrition of its liberal membership could make the tribunal more conservative than it has been at any time seen since the Gilded Age.
Melina Abdullah and Dahlia Ferlito: Years have been spent attempting to convince Jackie Lacey, who is descriptively Black, to stand on the side of “the people” she is supposed to represent.
Kary Love: If killing is not repudiated, it invites more killing. Revenge cycles abound. Killing, ironically, is pregnant, not with life, but with more killing.
Bill Blum: Roberts famously declared, by way of an analogy to the role of baseball umpires, that the “job” of judges “is to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.” His decisions, however, tell a different—and far more activist—story.
Bill Blum: The Trump Administration lauded Kavanaugh as a judge who “protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation.”
Bill Blum: The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th justice of the Supreme Court has rocked the nation, and handed President Trump and the radical right a decisive victory in their effort to reshape the course of American law.
Dick Price: Positive conditions for learning and safety do not exist when Black students are disproportionately subject to contact with law enforcement.
Steve Hochstadt: All of the prominent men who have suddenly found themselves held responsible for their treatment of women, from which they walked away for years, are outraged by their new plight.
Michael Hertz: Murkowski concentrated on the “appearance of impropriety” as the standard, while Collins focused on the presumption of innocence
Charles Jaco: The entire Kavanaugh process has been one of the most blatant examples of minority rule since apartheid fell.
he ballots have been cast and the verdict is in: By a vote of 50-48, the Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th justice of the United States Supreme Court. Here are five key takeaways from the confirmation battle: Kavanaugh’s confirmation proves once again that the courts, especially the Supreme Court, are political […]