Bad news for hundreds of imprisoned defendants in Louisiana and Oregon
Growing criticism of big-city progressive D.A.s George Gascón and Chesa Boudin underscores the importance of distinguishing necessary reform from simply failing to enforce the rule of law.
A new study finds that both legal and undocumented immigrants are more law-abiding than native-born U.S. citizens.
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Jury convicts on all charges.
Violent Crime in Baltimore Plunges After City Ditches Prosecution of Prostitution, Drug Possession, Other Minor Offenses
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Programs that keep sex offenders indefinitely confined face new challenges.
"If someone has done something wrong, but not rising to a criminal level, it's perfectly appropriate for an NYPD officer to talk to them."
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Violent acts are already illegal, and new tools will inevitably be used against those who annoy the powerful.
Indiana Senate Passes Bill To Let Government Steal Stuff From People Suspected of 'Unlawful Assembly'
Vague laws are typically vague for a reason.
Electorally vulnerable Democratic governors have historically been tougher on crime than Republicans.
The state that has executed the most prisoners may soon end the practice entirely.
During the last few election cycles, a wave of well-funded progressive candidates have run for prosecutor's offices in major cities. This time, quite a few reform-minded D.A.s won.
An annual report on the death penalty shows its use declining everywhere except in the federal government.
Cash bail is as unjust as it is arbitrary.
Three more death row inmates have been scheduled to die.
It's unclear what Biden will ultimately be able to accomplish as president, but he has been trying to bring transformative change since the 1970s.
HBO docuseries a devastating look at a family’s secret dysfunctions.
The Democratic nominee championed the law as a way to protect women. Instead, it hurt them.
Privacy is a right, not a “high risk” and “possibly criminal” activity
Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman and took her baby in 2004. She is clearly mentally unwell. What does killing her accomplish?
He did not overpromise, and he had the good sense to stop talking about a country beset by violence when he ran for a second term.
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The rhetoric may not be accurate, but it is definitely useful.
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Despite an alarming increase in crime, Illinois is illegally delaying gun licenses.
Bail bond companies fight to protect their industry, while some civil rights groups worry the reforms won't actually reduce pretrial detentions.