Mistafa Fanouni was the target of one of the more than 3,500 house raids that French police have carried out across the country since last November. After the raid, Fanouni was placed under house arrest until a court ruled in his favor to lift the arrest in February. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Sweeping Raids In France Raise Concerns About Civil Liberties

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New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement As Default

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Nicklas Trujeque in his solitary confinement cell in New Mexico State Penitentiary. Inmates spend 23 hours a day in these cells, with a one-hour period in an open cell outside. According to the New Mexico ACLU, until recent state reforms, the average length of stay for an inmate here was around three years. Natasha Haverty/For NPR hide caption

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Amid Backlash Against Isolating Inmates, New Mexico Moves Toward Change

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Burt Neuborne and Zephyr Teachout convinced audience members that the right to unlimited spending on political speech is not guaranteed by the Constitution. Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

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