Those Nasty Koch Brothers

Look what they're up to now: Liberals and conservatives don’t often see eye to eye on matters of constitutional rights, particularly when it comes to the First and Second Amendments. The Sixth Amendment, and its guarantee of defense counsel, may be at least one patch of common ground. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced this …

It Has Become Disturbingly Easy to Be a Criminal These Days

I don't have a lot in common politically with Thomas Edsall, but this piece, decrying "poverty capitalism" deserves to be read by lots and lots and lots of people. Edsall points out that in a host of municipalities and localities, being too poor to pay exorbitant court fines can get people tossed in jail. As …