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When even the Supreme Court's voice drowns behind prison walls

Infringements of the rights of detenus are the norm rather than the exception in the country’s jails.

ARUN FERREIRA AND VERNON GONSALVES

VVIP convicts and prisoners like Jayalalithaa, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt often receive special treatment leading to an outcry that prisoners are being treated with kid gloves by the criminal justice system. 892 more words

Human Rights

The Economist states: “First, despite the incompetent rollout of healthcare.gov (the website that allows people to use the federal exchanges), the proportion of Americans who lack cover has fallen from 16.2% to 12.3% since 2009. 497 more words

Health Insurance

Gay Marriage: What Catholic Bishops Really Fear

As we’re approaching the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of marriage equality, conservative Catholic bishops, together with fundamentalist leaders, are pushing the myth that religious freedom is under attack. 667 more words

LGBT

Guest post: English PEN on free speech

The Supreme Court gave free speech a boost last week when it handed down its ruling in a case known as MLA v OPO, and lifted an injunction prohibiting publication of an autobiography. 835 more words
Press Freedom

Political Principles and their Practice in Sri Lanka - Law and its Institutions

We have looked thus far at Parliament, the legislative branch of government, which is supposed to pass laws and also monitor the work of the executive. 1,308 more words

Political Principles

The century-long dispute to come

Keith Hudson

According to the Sunday Telegraph this morning, the Conservative government, barely three weeks into its new administration is now in a state of internal war.  820 more words

Why Marriage Matters

It’s a critical time: the United States Supreme Court is on track to rule on the freedom to marry in Alabama — and nationwide — this summer, with a recent hearing that happened on April 28. 86 more words

Lgbt