Tuesday links (6/17/14)

Attorney General Martha Coakley is facing pressure to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the 2009 beating/suffocation death at the psychiatric prison in Bridgewater because Coakley previously represented the 9 guards involved in the death when they were sued by the victim's family. Legal director for the ACLU of Massachusetts argues that "prosecuting Khairullozhon Matanov imperils public safety by discouraging cooperation with the federal government."

The New York Times publishes an op-ed by Chelsea Manning: "I believe that the current limits on press freedom and excessive government secrecy make it impossible for Americans to grasp fully what is happening in the wars we finance."

Study finds many "terrorism" cases are manufactured by the government.

Should laws come with expiration dates?