October 10, 2012 • 8:47 pm
EKATERINA SAMUTSEVICH (pictured above) walked out of court in Moscow today a free woman. But her colleagues from the punk collective Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, also sentenced to two years in prison in August for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” are still behind bars. Before today’s appeal hearing few had hoped the three judges would do anything except uphold the sentence. The Russian justice system is a steam roller that …
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The United States military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for their involvement in a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, an accident that plunged …
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January 4, 2012 • 11:07 pm
By a ratio of more than two-to-one (59% versus 27%), Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants, according to a new national survey of Latino adults by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
Deportations have reached record levels under President Obama, rising to an annual average of nearly 400,0001 since 2009, about 30% higher than the annual average during the second term of the Bush administration and about double the annual average during George W. Bush’s first term.
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November 26, 2011 • 7:23 am
American legal education is in crisis. The economic downturn has left many recent law graduates saddled with crushing student loans and bleak job prospects. The law schools have been targets of …
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