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Joseph Margulies

Well-meaning nonprofits don’t go far enough in the fight against gentrification. Residents themselves must be in charge, and neighborhood trusts point the way.

David Waldstreicher

Two new books on the Constitution reflect a vigorous debate about what has changed in the American past—and what hasn’t.

Andrew Ross

We must end the widespread practice of funding government budgets by extorting poor people apprehended for minor offenses.

Amanda Alexander Danielle Sered

Effective responses to violence—preventing it, interrupting it, holding people accountable, and helping people heal—already exist. We need to learn from and invest in them.

Aziz Z. Huq

We need a model of ownership that recognizes our collective interests.

Sophia Goodfriend

In the high-tech culture of Tel Aviv, military-grade spying on civilians has become just another office job.

Jonathan M. Metzl

New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen may give the right—and its politics of racial resentment—a major win, but at the cost of gun control laws known to prevent shootings.

Jeffrey S. Kahn

The Haitian migrant crisis at the southern border is only the latest stage in a decades-long legacy of brutal mistreatment by the U.S. government, much of which unfolded at Cuban detention facilities.

Paul Hockenos

Pushing back against the throw-away economy, the EU is designing an industrial policy around garbage.

Paul Linden-Retek

The UN Convention on Refugees gives form to a humanitarian ideal, but states still judge what counts as harm and who deserves protection.

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Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University. Margulies was Counsel of Record in Rasul v. Bush (2004), involving detentions at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station.