U.S. funding for security in foreign countries has reached $17 billion per year. Now, civil society can see where all that money is going.
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By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.
In a comparable case in Israel, a young woman soldier was given three-and-a-half years in prison, while a British intelligence officer received just six months after releasing “highly sensitive” documents.
Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses. Advocates hope it’s just the beginning.
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.
Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.
For many incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islanders, prison is often made tougher by the fact that their identity is not always recognized.
A unanimous decision by an oft-divided court just affirmed a bedrock principle of American democracy: the government represents everyone.
As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.
Since 2008, it’s been illegal for the United States to support militaries that use child soldiers, but a special provision of the law effectively renders it toothless.
Only by joining the world's leaders at the UN's meeting on global drug policy can Obama signal his seriousness about reform.