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  • Supreme Court rules on sentences

    Advocates of greater fairness in criminal sentencing won an important battle at the U.S. Supreme Court last week. But they could lose the war if individual judges exploit the decision to return to the bad old days of dramatically divergent sentences for...
  • Civil justice for an ex-Marine

    In acquitting a former Marine accused of a war crime in Iraq, a federal jury in Riverside has done more than render a verdict to the best of its ability. It also has cast doubt on the notion that acts committed in the fog of war can't be fairly...
  • Balkans' Pink Panther jewel thieves smash their way into myth

    Balkans' Pink Panther jewel thieves smash their way into myth
    So let's get this straight. A guy in the raspberry business from western Serbia smashes and grabs his way through a heist eight time zones away in Tokyo and scoots off past shopping centers and sushi bars with a $31-million necklace known as the...
  • The U.S. must reengage with the International Criminal Court

    The U.S. must reengage with the International Criminal Court
    The arrest warrant issued last week for Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir has thrown into stark relief a question the Obama administration and Congress need to address: What are we going to do about the International Criminal Court? The desire...
  • Save us from the rescuers

    The decision by the government of Myanmar not to admit foreign humanitarian relief workers to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis has been met with fury, consternation and disbelief in much of the world. With tens of thousands of people dead, up to 100,...
  • Japan can't dodge this shame

    IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, it is a punishable offense to deny the Holocaust. In contrast, Japanese war crimes have never been fully prosecuted or acknowledged, nor have most victims been afforded redress. Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
  • A war on women

    Greetings from a war zone that's not Iraq. And not Afghanistan either. I'm checking in from West Africa, where I've been working with women in three neighboring countries, all recently torn apart by civil wars: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast....
  • Rape as genocide in Darfur

    People hear the word "genocide" and think of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust or the estimated 800,000 mostly Tutsis slaughtered in Rwanda. They do not imagine that rape can be so well planned and done on such a mass scale as to...
  • Case closed: The Rosenbergs were Soviet spies

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed 55 years ago, on June 19, 1953. But last week, they were back in the headlines when Morton Sobell, the co-defendant in their famous espionage trial, finally admitted that he and his friend, Julius, had both been...
  • Obama vs. GOP: Budget vs. terrorism

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama today is talking about the budget, federal spending and reining in the deficit. He is talking about "paying as you go.'' Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is talking about something else: The......
  • Weekly remarks: Lindsey Graham on terror trials; Obama on pay-as-you-go budgeting

     
    Republican senator says civilian trials for terrorists are ridiculous; Democrat president admits large deficit but says government must live within its means like families....
  • Cheney to Holder: Bring it on?

     
    A few liberal legal scholars have flagged Dick Cheney's remarks on waterboarding during his Sunday morning back-and-forth with Vice President Joe Biden -- the subject of a Times editorial Tuesday -- and raised an interesting point: Should the ex-veep's...