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Can Kagan Fill Stevens’ Mighty Shoes?

Elena Kagan[left], and John Paul StevensAs the Rehnquist court continued to eviscerate the right of the people to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens filed principled and courageous dissents. For example, the majority held in the 1991 case of California v. Acevedo that although the police cannot search a closed container without a warrant, they can wait until a person puts the container into a car and then do a warrantless search because the container is now mobile.

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Systemic Injustice Against Two Longtime Political Prisoners

Political PrisonersTheir names - Marshall "Eddie" Conway and Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald, both activist COINTELPRO-targeted Black Panther members, unjustly imprisoned for four decades for crimes they didn't commit.

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Socialism? Un-American? I Think Not!

American SocialismThe mood in America couldn’t be darker. I’ve noticed that many articles that bemoan the current state of affairs, i.e.; the corporate control of the two major political parties and the media, the outsourcing of American jobs overseas, the waste fraud and abuse of government and the unbridled military spending in support of major military adventures overseas that cannot be justified by logic, just to name a few, are accompanied by a persistent comment. Many readers of these articles have a comment that basically says “I know what problems we face, why aren’t you suggesting solutions?

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Immigration, Civil Liberties, and the Drug War

arizona immigrationArizona’s horrid law empowering cops to demand that people show their “papers” when suspected of being in the country without government permission holds an important lesson for both so-called progressives and conservatives. It’s a lesson about a seemingly separate issue: drugs.

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Abuse of Palestinian Detainees

children-arrestThe Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PACTI - stoptorture.org) calls "torture and ill treatment of any kind....incompatible with" moral democratic values. It "advocates for all persons" in Israel and Occupied Palestine to protect them from abusive treatment of all kinds.

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Enemy of Our Future

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Bolton’s Red Sky Worldview: ICC, International Law, and Iran

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Wiping Palestine off the Map

Trump’s policies towards the A...

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Political Fragmentation on the Homefront

There are reported to be some ...

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Gunplay

In June of 2018 I was in Nashv...

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Julian Assange and the Fate of Journalism

Julian Assange is the Australi...

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