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‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The new film "Loving" captures with astounding emotion and power the importance of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia which ruled in 1964 that any law prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional.

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

March 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Lethal injection was introduced in 1977 and it has become the primary method used to carry out executions in 35 of the 36 states where the death penalty is still legal. Sodium thiopental became the go-to general anesthetic used in the drug cocktail administered to death row inmates until 2011, when...

Stop-and-frisk reform requires speedy trial

Stop-and-frisk reform requires speedy trial

November 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Thursday, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit suspended a wide range of reforms to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy, which had been established by Judge Shira Scheindlin earlier this year. Dubiously citing judicial misconduct and inappropriate behavior, the Appeals Court was not only misguided in its decision to overthrow Scheindlin...