A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
Only a few decades old, the corporate autocracy the former president unleashed on the United States is not natural law. It had to be created, and it can also be undone.
Everyone agrees that child poverty is a problem. Why are Democrats and Republicans so bad at addressing it?
U.S. democracy and the U.S. postal service share a long, entangled history. An attack against one signals an attack against the other.
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.
Instead of deterring sexual violence, criminalization has empowered policing and punishment. To prevent both sexual and state-inflicted abuse, we must embrace restorative justice.
Judith Levine, Erica R. Meiners
Constitutional crisis won’t be fixed by a few isolated reforms. We need to rethink the Constitution from the ground up.
Though Modi's government draws concern today, the country's constitutional history suggests a framework for creating democracy in unlikely settings.
Forms of gender-specific violence are baked into the structure of law enforcement. Reform efforts will fail until we eliminate police discretion over women’s bodies.
Anne Gray Fischer
Two conflicting visions of equality have recently emerged on the American political left. Only one aims at institutional change.
Aziz Z. Huq
A recent abortion ruling asks whether abortion access laws may one day be judged on how they serve women's health.
In many states, legal regimes sanction the predictable murder of innocent black men. Justice will not be served until the law changes.
Success in transforming the criminal justice system will depend on convincing judges to shift how they relate to—and rely upon—police in their criminal courtrooms.
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