El Salvador stands at a crossroads between popular sentiment and adherence to constitutional principles.
Criminal justice advocates say the evidence doesn't back up Republicans' claims that Louisiana's landmark 2017 reforms are to blame for violent crime.
Philip Esformes was sentenced for charges on which a jury hung. After receiving a commutation, the federal government vowed to try to put him back in prison.
The dangers inherent in targeting criminals-to-be have yet to be addressed.
This Prosecutor Secretly Worked for the Judges Overseeing His Cases. Will His Victims Be Able To Sue?
Ralph Petty likely violated the Constitution. In a rare move, a federal court signaled this week that lawsuits against him may not be dead on arrival.
After placing a pro-Palestinian front page over Northwestern's student newspaper, two students face "theft of advertising services" charges.
In some sense, the case seemed to hinge on what prosecutors wished the law said, not on what it actually says.
Following the nitrogen hypoxia execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith last week, Ohio lawmakers introduced a bill to bring the execution method to their state.
Kenneth Eugene Smith was likely the first person in the world to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia.
After multiple investigations shed doubt on his conviction, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Oklahoma death-row inmate Richard Glossip will get a new trial.
"I have encountered many things," one witness told the grand jury, "but nothing that put fear into me like that."
Rockstar Games told a U.K. court that it spent $5 million to recover from the hack. Is that worth the rest of a teenager's life?
Big government has been ruinous for millions of people. Charities aren't perfect, but they are much more efficient and effective.
Police officers already are routinely indemnified, and suing them for abuse is much harder than Trump claims.
Law enforcement officials appear to have tarred ad hoc bands of protesters as members of an organized criminal movement.
His mom is rejecting the prosecutors' absurdly strict probation rules.
An error-prone investigation in search of a fugitive led police to Amy Hadley's house.
An NBC investigation revealed how Jackson, Mississippi, police keep burying people in pauper's graves after failing to inform their families about their deaths.
LaShawn Craig may spend years behind bars—because the gun he used to justifiably shoot someone was unlicensed.
“I couldn’t believe it was my baby,” Amanda Bews' mother said. "She looked like she was mummified."
He is not the first defendant that has struggled to reconcile the controversial raids with self-defense.
Maybe Brett Hankison shouldn't have been found not guilty, but he was. The Constitution says it should stop there.
Florida's mandatory minimum sentences created a large, elderly prison population. Now the bill is coming due.
"Alabama law sets the age of majority at 19 years old, not 18 years. An 18-year-old is thus a minor," say Casey McWhorter's lawyers.
Almost 10 years after his arrest, Marvin Guy will soon learn if he'll spend the rest of his life in prison.
A 9-year-old lab mix wandered away from home during a storm. When a neighbor called the police to help find the dog's family, cops shot the pup instead.
Across the country, ghoulish cities have outlawed teenage trick-or-treaters.
Popular podcasts and shows portray crime as salacious and sexy, failing ordinary victims in the process.
Individuals are waiting months to have their criminal records expunged after court orders, according to a new lawsuit.
Douglass Mackey's case raised questions about free speech, overcriminalization, and a politicized criminal legal system.
President Biden commemorated the 25th anniversary of his tragic death by celebrating legislation passed in Shepard's name. But it was based on a major falsehood.
Let's celebrate her return without exaggerating the relevant dangers; stranger abductions are rare.
Stop enabling thieves by owning stuff.
"The police are free to ask questions, and the public is free to ignore them," wrote a federal judge.
With a second term, the former president promised to end California's water shortage, clear homeless encampments, and conduct the biggest deportation operation in American history.
We need less intrusive law enforcement, not the treatment of crime as a lark.
Pence suggested executing mass shooters in "months, not years," but that would remove crucial procedural protections—and not just for those who are obviously guilty.
The best reforms would correct the real problems of overcriminalization and overincarceration, as well as removing all artificial barriers to building more homes.