After a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, President Obama appealed for calm. "I know this case has elicited strong passions," he said. "And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken." Although Obama wants us to respect the jury's verdict, writes Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, that does not necessarily mean he will. The Justice Department is mulling the possibility of prosecuting Zimmerman again, most likely based on the federal hate crime statute. Sullum says that would be wrong for at least four reasons.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
Clint Eastwood's masterful true-life drama about a wrongly accused American hero doubles as an awkward brief for Trump.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Testimony on FBI Failures Should Be a Wakeup Call for the Media and the GOP
Republicans were wrong to side with the state on privacy issues, and the media was wrong to lionize anti-Trump G-men.