Department of Justice

Racial Equality Under Trump

In just two months, the Trump Administration has already made it harder for African Americans to buy a house, to vote, to enjoy clean air and water, and to retire with dignity.

By Matthew Colangelo

Why Police Still Need Monitoring

And what Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn't get about the great achievements of the DOJ he is inheriting.

By Roy L. Austin, Jr.

Cory Booker Takes a Smart Stand

The New Jersey senator breaks with a norm to defy a norm-breaking President.

By Nathan Pippenger

How Bad Will Trump Be for Civil Rights?

Decades of “door-closing” have restricted citizens’ ability to protect their rights through the legal system. A new piece in The American Prospect shows just how bad it could get.

By Nathan Pippenger

Is the Private Prison Industry Still Too Big to Fail?

The astronomical rise of the private prison industry has coincided with a parallel rise in mass incarceration since the 1980s. To defeat one, we must defeat them both.

By Carl Takei