Dying on death row
“What they’re doing is a delicate balance of keeping him alive just long enough that they can be the ones who execute him, and that he doesn’t die of natural causes,” Bernard E. Harcourt, a Columbia Law School professor who has been representing Hamm pro-bono since the early '90s, told VICE News.
Immigrants’ social media will be collected and kept forever by DHS
The Department of Homeland Security is expanding the social media data it collects on green-card holders, legal immigrants, and even naturalized citizens in the name of “protecting the homeland.” But many digital and surveillance experts say this type of data collection has no proven security benefits, and even the DHS’ own inspector general has concerns.
Here's the couch, marble inlay, and office decor that got West Virginian's entire Supreme Court impeached
When former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Allen Loughry allegedly spent thousands of dollars in state funds on marble for his office’s bathroom, he wanted to make sure it matched the inlay for the $7,500 state map ingrained on his office floor.
Why we need to stop arguing about privilege
#CheckYourPrivilege. It’s not a suggestion so much as a command when it’s thrown around Twitter — often by a well-intentioned person who is trying to maintain the sanctity of the feminist movement — by decrying anyone who dares try to weigh in on, or attempt to understand, the complex politics of the space...
Trump’s asylum policy could be a death sentence for domestic violence victims
The U.S. government doesn’t break down asylum claims by reason, so it’s impossible to know just how many people ask for asylum due to gang-related or domestic violence. Immigration lawyers and advocates argue that the U.S. has a clear moral and legal obligation to grant refugee status to women.
Purdue Pharma, company behind Oxycontin, just laid off its entire sales team
Purdue Pharma, the company that manufactures the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, laid off its entire sales force Tuesday, effectively ending an era for the drug that at one point was a top-seller and became synonymous with the nation’s opioid crisis...