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Rights & Justice in the United States

Rights & Justice in the United States

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Virginia Topples a Relic of Colonial-Era Disenfranchisement

Last week, the governor of Virginia ended the disenfranchisement of people convicted of felonies, one of the last groups still denied the right to vote.

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Changing Constitutional Law in the Post-Scalia Era: Lessons from the Past for the Future

Award-winning constitutional scholar David Cole discusses his new book, Engines of Liberty, which explores how citizen activists have successfully shaped constitutional law.

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Talking About Race: What Is Progress? Reflections One Year Later

As part of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Talking About Race series, panelists discuss what meaningful change in Baltimore would look like on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising.

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How the “Model Minority” Myth Made Incarceration Harder for One Chinese Immigrant

For many incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islanders, prison is often made tougher by the fact that their identity is not always recognized.

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Who Counts? All of Us, Says the Supreme Court.

A unanimous decision by an oft-divided court just affirmed a bedrock principle of American democracy: the government represents everyone.

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Book Launch—Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless black girls out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.

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