On Monday a grand jury rejected criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer. Given the contested circumstances of Brown's death, says Jacob Sullum, it is understandable that many people were dismayed by the grand jury's decision. But if Wilson had been indicted, Sullum argues, he almost certainly would have been acquitted, precisely because important details of his deadly encounter with Brown are hard to pin down.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
Brett Kavanaugh Faces a New Accusation in The New York Times, but the Alleged Victim Didn't Confirm It
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Comedy, meet cancel culture
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks