Sherrilyn A.'s Articles
John Thompson spent 18 years in prison, although New Orleans District Attorney Harry Connick had evidence that he didn't commit the crime. Clarence Thomas' opinion said that no pattern of misconduct was proved.
The landmark suit accusing the nation's biggest employer of discriminating against women could mean a big win in the Supreme Court -- or spell the end of civil rights class actions.
In a rare decision that supports the rights of the convicted, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed prisoners to sue for DNA-evidence testing.
Donald Rumsfeld's unrepentant memoir reflects the fact that no senior U.S. politician or military commander has been punished for our lawlessness in the Iraq War. And the Obama administration has shown no willingness to confront this injustice.
But saying it out loud is not the same as understanding it. And that includes accepting that the nation's founders knew the document's interpretation would change with the times.
Republicans had a field day when the president said that "empathy" was an important attribute for a Supreme Court nominee. But as recent cases argued before the court prove, lives are at stake. Empathy is essential.
Last week a federal judge ruled that the administration's targeting of American citizens abroad who are considered terrorists was beyond judicial review. We should all worry.
Our nation's love affair with incarceration continues. In a case before the Supreme Court, California Gov. Schwarzenegger is arguing that judges have no right to tell states to reduce their prison populations.