It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885.
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Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.
Ronald Coase, who died on Monday at the age of 102, was one of the most influential thinkers in American law during the past century, even though he was an economist, not a lawyer.
Jeffrey Rosen, the CEO of the National Constitution Center, argues that the Justice Department’s efforts to keep the Voting Rights Act alive face long-term resistance at the Supreme Court.
Nancy Hoppock from the New York University School of Law, who spent 19 years as a prosecutor, explains the real-life implications of Eric Holder’s decision to reduce the use of mandatory minimum sentences in federal drug cases.