Mia Brett, PhD, is the Editorial Board's legal historian. She lives with her gorgeous dog, Tchotchke. You can find her @queenmab87.
They are not respecting “life.” They are fearing “race suicide.”
American history has plenty examples of whole classes of people that were explicitly excluded from claiming self-defense in court.
By using the Ku Klux Klan Act, or the Enforcement Act of 1871, the suit links the alt-right to a century and a half of white violence.
Marginalization, systemic violence and discrimination.
A legal history of congressional district map-making.
With our democracy under siege, we should use all legal arguments to restore voting rights to as many people as possible.
Robert Pitman is your new favorite person.
How can we claim people are innocent until proven guilty?
An estimated 64,000-75,000 Black women and girls are missing.