When was the last notable crime, real or fictional, where we rooted for the defense without some obvious prejudice being directed at their client?
domestic abuse
Nearly every county in our nation has a domestic abuse shelter in it, a place where women can go to stay safe. But what most don’t have is a legal department.
dylan farrow
Many times what it comes down to is whether a conviction can be obtained. And that's it. No matter what a child is saying, no matter if they're telling the truth -- that is what decides whether a case is prosecuted at all.
gay rights
Several years ago, Mr. McCaffery left my elementary school to start working at a daycare in Ashland, Kentucky. Last year, he was harassed at work and eventually fired for being gay.

Mar 4, 2013 at 11:30am | 47 comments

cayla roberts
Cayla Roberts was sold by her father and smuggled into the US when she was 12 years old. She went on to attend college, rebuild houses after Katrina and work with children living in poverty. Now the government wants to deport her.
Let's look at just a few of the 135 new anti-choice laws passed in 30 states over the past two years.

Jan 22, 2013 at 12:30pm | 30 comments