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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera
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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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Making Legal History in the Fight for Fairer Redistricting

January 17, 2018 | Allison Riggs

A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.

Q&A: Looking for Answers on Law Enforcement Killings

November 9, 2017

According to a new study from Harvard, there is scant publicly available data on how many people are killed by police. What is there, however, is worrying—which is all the more reason why more data and research is needed.

After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017 | John Henneberger

The unprecedented government funds to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey offer a unique opportunity to make a major down payment on equity.

Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

October 24, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett

A new report documents major gains in the drive to reduce the number of youths in adult jails and prisons. How philanthropy can help with the challenges ahead.

The Reform U.S. Drone Policy Really Needs

September 1, 2017 | Alex Humphrey

As the new administration continues to adjust U.S. national security policy to its strategy, it is essential that regulations placed on drone strikes in order to protect civilians are strengthened—not weakened—for the future.

Q&A: The Promise of Resistance in Puerto Rico

August 31, 2017

Amid the island’s worst financial crisis ever, a fiscal control board has proposed deep cuts to Puerto Rico’s university system. Here’s how students on campus are battling back.

The Deep Roots of the U.S. Ban on Trans Soldiers

August 17, 2017 | Karen Stevenson

A proposal to exclude trans people from the U.S. military was greeted with widespread disapproval. But a new report reveals how often hatred of trans and gender-nonconforming people is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

It’s Time to Overhaul America’s Broken Probation and Parole Systems

July 13, 2017 | Topeka K. Sam

In theory, probation and parole are useful tools in helping to reduce America’s prison population. But without badly needed reforms, these systems of federal supervision are just incarceration by another name.

Hope on the Road Ahead

November 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Hatred, racist bigotry, and sexist violence are not new. But the frequency and scale we’ve seen since November 8 are alarming.

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Child Soldiers Get Ignored

November 7, 2016 | Jeremy Ravinsky, Lora Lumpe

U.S. law prohibits military aid to countries that use child soldiers, but a loophole allows the money to flow regardless.

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