Reason's Zach Weissmueller talked with the senator about his quest to uncover the origins of COVID-19 and hold Anthony Fauci accountable.
The trial—and, in some sense, Timpa's life—was about transparency.
Trials are incredibly valuable fact-finding tools—particularly when the defendants are public employees.
Tony Timpa's story shows how far the government goes to prevent victims of abuse from seeking recourse.
St. Paul police officer Heather Weyker has thus far managed to get immunity for upending Hamdi Mohamud's life.
The Colorado governor finds common ground with many libertarians. But does he really stand for more freedom?
Plus: A listener question concerning porn verification laws.
Multiple administrations have allowed senior officials to use alias email accounts. The practice undermines the Freedom of Information Act and encourages secrecy.
The decision supports the notion that victims are entitled to recourse when the state retaliates against people for their words. But that recourse is still not guaranteed.
The lack of oversight and the general absence of a long-term vision is creating inefficiency, waste, and red ink as far as the eye can see.
Civil forfeiture is a highly unaccountable practice. The justices have the opportunity to make it a bit less so.
Joanna Schwartz on how law enforcement "became untouchable"
Maybe taxpayers would make fewer mistakes if the federal tax code weren't so hopelessly complex.
Law Enforcement Beat This Innocent Man to a Pulp. Will the Supreme Court Allow Him To Seek Recourse?
James King is once again asking the high court to rule that two officers should not receive immunity for choking him unconscious and temporarily disfiguring his face.
Supervisors and judges tolerated outrageous constitutional violations, including illegal searches and brutal assaults.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that he wants to hold police "accountable." But he neglected to mention the elephant in the room.
There are ways to reduce abusive behavior while still protecting public safety.
The actual total is probably higher according to the Government Accountability Office's new report.
The year’s highlights in buck passing feature petulant politicians, brazen bureaucrats, careless cops, loony lawyers, and junky journalists.
An appeals court rejected a qualified immunity defense.
In 2020, police severely injured Karen Garner when they arrested her for petty theft. While two officers faced time behind bars for the incident, a newly released report makes even more misconduct public.
Priscilla Villarreal found herself in a jail cell for publishing two routine stories. A federal court still can't decide what to do about that.
This November, voters will have the chance to abolish it. They should.
A highway engineer got qualified immunity for detaining drivers—despite not being a cop.
The "Good Government Trilemma": Why We Can't Have Democracy, Accountability, and Big Government all at Once
Canadian legal scholar Leonid Sirota outlines some reasons why.
Such victims are often told they have no right to sue.
A federal badge will now serve as an impenetrable shield against civil liability.
A new GAO report finds that the government lacks a "national strategy with clear roles, goals, objectives, and performance measures."
There is seldom any meaningful accountability for government incompetence.
He Was Sentenced to Death After Law Enforcement Fabricated Evidence. A Federal Court Says He Can Sue.
A conservative judge expressed skepticism at the panel's conclusion before issuing a strong rebuke of prosecutorial immunity.
The department lost nearly $2.4 million on data plans for iPhones and iPads that sat in storage.
One of Ralph Petty's victims is trying to hold him accountable, but she will have to overcome prosecutorial immunity.
Two Cops Will Not Face Discipline For Pushing a 75-Year-Old to the Ground. You Can Thank the Police Union.
The ordeal highlights how collective bargaining in the public sphere has stacked almost every factor against alleged victims of police misconduct.
The previous standard barring such lawsuits made “little sense," wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the majority.
"You'll have a bunch of people who plead to avoid trial or go broke trying to vindicate their rights."
Louisiana refused to release Sneed for months, despite a judge ruling several times that the state was breaking the law.
The 22-year-old man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer during the execution of a no-knock warrant on which he was not named.
Despite a binary media narrative, the vast majority of the U.S. is in favor of quality, accountable policing.
Judge: Baton Rouge Violated the First Amendment by Trying To Imprison a Professor for Sharing Body Camera Footage
It was the city that put the footage in the public record in the first place.
A SWAT Team Blew Up This Innocent Woman's House and Cost Her Over $50,000. The City Tried To Stop Her From Suing.
A federal court wasn't having it.
In a lawsuit, Marc Crawford's widow says the state refused to give him his prescriptions and his chemotherapy.
In two opinions issued Monday, the Court gave qualified immunity to several police officers accused of violating the Constitution.
It was unconstitutional to charge Jenna Holm with manslaughter. But the state wanted to protect its own.
A Louisiana Prosecutor Escapes Responsibility After Allegedly Covering Up Rape Allegations Against a Prison Official
No accountability for government corruption.
Top Cop Who Presided Over Deadly Corruption in Houston Loses His New Job in Miami 6 Months After He Was Hired
Art Acevedo provoked many complaints, but they paled in comparison to his prior record of negligence and obliviousness.
"It gives cities a protection that ordinary citizens never have."