Law

Brazilian Judge Sergio Moro gestures as he leaves the house of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro after a meeting, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 1, 2018. (MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Judging Bolsonaro

Brazil’s judiciary will be a major check on the country’s far-right president-elect.

Activists use yellow umbrellas during a gathering outside the government headquarters to mark the fourth anniversary of mass pro-democracy rallies, known as the Umbrella Movement, in Hong Kong on September 28, 2018. ( ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Call for Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

Trying protest leaders fairly would show the city still has a fair justice system.

A woman walks behind a campaign posters of the far-right Swiss People's Party depicting a woman wearing a burqa against a background of a Swiss flag on Nov. 23, 2009 in Corseaux near Vevey. (Fabrice Cofrini/AFP/Getty Images)

The Prophet Mohammed Doesn’t Need Courts to Protect Him

European courts are trying to support Muslims—but will only stoke Islamophobia.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) listens to testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress

A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.

Indian activists take an oath to fight together for the repeal of Section 377 in Bangalore on July 2, 2014. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

In India, Still Unfurling the Rainbow Flag

New Delhi may have decriminalized homosexuality on the books. Now it needs to destigmatize it in people’s minds.

Indian gay rights activists belonging to the Karnataka Sexual Minorities Forum (KSMF) pose affectionately during a protest to demand the repeal of colonial-era laws on gay sex in Bangalore on July 2, 2014. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Sex Is India’s Last Colonial Burden

India’s Supreme Court is finally ditching antiquated laws on gay sex.

French president Emmanuel Macron speaks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on May 2. (Jason McCawley - Pool/Getty Images)

Macron’s Fake News Solution Is a Problem

A new French law aims to separate truth from fiction, but it will mostly just give the government more control over the media.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent stands watch as a crowd of overseas visitors to the U.S. wait in line to pass through Customs January 5, 2004 at JFK airport in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?

A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.

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The Right to Kill

Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?

Nanette Castillo grieves next to the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants in Manila on Oct. 3, 2017.

Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs

Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.

A photo from Christopher Daniels' Facebook page dated Dec. 9, 2017.

Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a ‘Black Identity Extremist’?

The FBI is looking for terrorists. Civil rights advocates say it is targeting people engaged in free speech.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 24, 2017. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin

Personal enrichment has always been central to Mexico's political system — and only a revolution can change that.

President Donald Trump on his way to West Virginia on August 3, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

America Is Nowhere Near a Constitutional Crisis

Even if Donald Trump fires Robert Mueller, the country's constitutional system still wouldn't be threatened.

A judge's gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Court Vacancies Are a Crisis. Military Judges Are the Solution.

A modest proposal to solve a growing problem in America’s judicial system.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the White House on June 6. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

The Republican Party is ready to serve as an accomplice to obstruction of justice.

Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse  in Washington on Dec. 1. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Flynn’s Lies Are Just the Latest in a Series

The former national security adviser's plea deal must be understood in the context of various deceits by the president and his associates.

The logo of news website BuzzFeed as seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

Russian Billionaire Files Application Seeking Testimony of British Spy Behind Trump Dossier

Documents filed in a British court are the latest move in a complex international legal battle.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 7. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How Far Must Trump ‘Unravel’ Before the 25th Amendment Kicks In?

The constitutional amendment on presidential disabilities could pose a real threat to Trump. But that shouldn't give his opponents solace.

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