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The Slow-Motion Death of Roe

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On April 20, 2011
Dahlia Lithwick has an excellent article about the increasing willingness of state legislatures to restrict access to abortion. The facts are depressing: Since the start of this year, 916 measures seeking to regulate reproductive health have been introduced in 49 states. According to the Guttmacher Institute, by the end of March, 15 laws had been […]

Don’t follow leaders

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On April 5, 2011
Anyone who has blogged or indeed done any form of journamalism for very long has published things they regret, so it’s a bit unfair to focus too much on particular lapses of judgment by a good writers, especially whenever such authors, like Job and Robert McNamara, abhor themselves and repent (sort of). So the point […]
Let’s say you’re a DA, and your office has an extensive record of disregarding constitutional requirements that relevant evidence be disclosed to defendants and their counsel. This leads to things like a man sitting on death row for 14 years because you don’t turn over evidence that would have proven his innocence. You might be, […]
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