Based on their opinion in yesterday's affirmative action case, three Supreme Court justices seem to think that minority rights should be left in the hands of voters.
"As an upper-middle-class black male, I am seen as part of the solution class tasked with rescuing my nation from its problem and my race from itself."
By allowing non-unanimous verdicts in murder trials, the state makes it possible for prosecutors to accept minority jurors—and then discount their views.
The wrongfully convicted boxer was a cause célèbre for the likes of Bob Dylan. But he built his true legacy after he was released from prison.
A recent Posner opinion on chicken-gutting illustrates how judges change details they don’t like.
State officials have tried to conceal basic information about the drugs used in executions, creating chaos in the legal system.
A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?
Unexpected hospitality on the road.
A man who played a large role in shaping the magazine you see today.
A new PBS documentary takes us inside a Maine prison, where inmates and officials are locked in a grim and self-defeating embrace.
Tales from the road, in DC.
The best side of America's influence on the world, and on itself
The sense of 3-D swimming through space that comes with small plane flight.
Dipthongs turn into monopthongs, and other adventures among the cypress knees.
A retired Major League Baseball player explains how he's trying to turn an upsetting encounter with the police into an opportunity for dialogue.
A nation in time, in seven charts.
The president is right to speak out, but he needs to preach to someone other than the converted.
Every spring, restaurants, churches, and student organizations invite non-Jews to relive the Israelites’ exodus from bondage. How did such an exclusive feast come to have seats for so many different faiths?
One economic titan has fallen, another has taken its place, but a city wants to expand its options.
Why the struggle over priesthood for women looks so different in the LDS Church than it does among Catholics.
A federal review has found that officers routinely used unnecessary force against citizens.