When a person or agency backed by the power and resources of the government tells a lie, it sometimes causes harm that only the government can inflict.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his city's 'stop-and-frisk' police strategy. Two criminologists argue it isn't necessarily inherently racist – though New York's program was.
An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism's role in democracy.
The Supreme Court long ago rejected the idea of a federal right to education. Can a series of new lawsuits convince the court to change its mind?
The Trump administration is trying to spike a lawsuit against the US government arguing that there's a constitutional right to a stable climate.
Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
It is time to demand the 'positive right' of affordable access if we want internet freedom for all.
South Africa's transition to democracy was based on the values of inclusive politics, reconciliation, human rights and constitutionalism. Twenty-two years on, how has the country fared?
The Supreme Court will soon decide if it will hear a case involving the off-campus speech rights of students.