by Caroline Cox
Fernanda Santos and Jason Schwartz of The New York Times report that Arizona is loose with its rules for conducting executions. An ACS podcast from May sheds some light on how courts can prevent execution debacles, and the ACSblog provides in-depth examinations of the state of the death penalty.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in Time that Ferguson is about class warfare as much as it is about systemic racism.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund calls on the Department of Justice to take “immediate action to end police brutality against unarmed African Americans.”
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that the idea that black people are ignoring intra-community violence should be immediately dismissed.
In New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait asserts that the Founders were not Tea Partiers.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post considers whether the question of same-sex marriage was settled in a 1972 Supreme Court case.