“I wanted to be more than somebody who is the son of a murder victim.”
People charged—but not convicted—of crimes often have to wait weeks to see a judge if they’re too poor to pay for their freedom.
The debate about whether the killer should have been prosecuted for federal hate crimes shows how the Justice Department targets defendants based on the opinions they express.
1,051 Crack Sentence Reductions Illustrate Painful Progress Toward a Less Mindlessly Punitive Justice System
On average, crack offenders who have benefited from the FIRST STEP Act will serve 14 years instead of 20.
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Depends on how much of the face it covers, the California Court of Appeal seems to suggest.
The civil liberties giant defends a law professor who took on Harvey Weinstein as a client.
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Amanda Forst faces reckless endangerment charges for assuming her children—ages 2, 5, and 7—could survive a very short wait.
During the 1970s, an FBI crime lab analyzed a purported sample of Bigfoot hair.
'We know what we want to do with our bodies, and we don't need government interference.'
Paul Manafort isn’t deserving of torture. Neither was Kalief Browder.
The researchers found no statistically significant relationship between testing positive for THC and contributing to accidents.
New York legislators also are taking another shot at legalization.
Dissenting From a Decision Blocking a Retaliatory Arrest Claim, Neil Gorsuch Notes That 'Almost Anyone Can Be Arrested for Something'
The Trump appointee warns that "little would be left of our First Amendment liberties" if cops could punish people who irk them by finding a legal reason to bust them.
New Julian Assange Indictment Crushes the Hopes of Journalists Who Thought Their Press Passes Would Save Them
Don't believe the Justice Department when it reassures journalists that the WikiLeaks founder is uniquely guilty of violating the Espionage Act.
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The bipartisan push to remove capital punishment from state law is moving forward.
Offenders in California Get Saddled with Thousands of Dollars in Court Fees. This Bill Would Stop That.
A study shows that when these fees hit low-income offenders, they wreck their lives—and also don't even get paid.
The bill allows dual prosecutions of people in the president's orbit who receive pardons or commutations.
Chelsea Manning Faces $1,000-a-Day Fines, Was Imprisoned Again Yesterday After Refusing to Testify for Grand Jury
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California Was Ready to Punish This Synagogue Shooter for Murder. The Feds Want to Make Sure He Is Also Punished for Hating Jews.
The federal hate crime charges against John T. Earnest are redundant and constitutionally problematic.
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The bill also targets strip clubs
Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to sign a bill removing so-called "good character" provisions from all Oklahoma's occupational licensing laws.
A jail in rural Maine sought to withhold an inmate's opioid addiction medication, increasing the chance that she would relapse and overdose upon release.
Jeffrey Stringer was sentenced to life in prison for a drug offense.
Cellphone Video Provides Further Evidence That the Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Angry Rather Than Afraid
Trooper Brian Encinia could see that Bland, whom he stopped for failing to signal a lane change, was holding a cellphone, not a weapon.
A Terminally Ill, Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Applied for Compassionate Release. The Justice Department Argued He Wasn't Dying Fast Enough To Qualify.
The FIRST STEP Act gives dying inmates the opportunity to appeal to a judge for compassionate release. This case shows why.
Nancy Pelosi thinks so, but the relevant statutes suggest she is wrong.
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The bill applies to all federal marijuana offenders, and it creates a process for sealing records of other nonviolent offenses.
'Some People Might Say That Ricky Fell Through a Crack in the System. This Is Not a Crack. This Is the System.'
Over 23 years ago Missouri’s criminal justice system failed a man charged with murder. This week he’s looking at his last best chance at freedom.
Human Rights Watch and other groups say these systems draw serious concerns.
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Nabbing Robert Kraft Helped Florida Prosecutors Get Headlines. Now Kraft and Other Orchids of Asia Customers Are Fighting Back
They're joined by an arrested spa owner and manager in fighting the release of surveillance video, with an array of big media companies on the other side.
Incarcerated people are already paying their debt to society. What good does it do the rest of the population to take away their right to have a say?
Harris Clarifies That She Does Not Support Prostitution Decriminalization, Would Use Executive Power To Toughen Gun Laws
Plus: Ohio moves to ban kids in drag shows while Washington wants to keep kids in car seats through middle school.
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Nonetheless, a judge will let a sex trafficking complaint against Weinstein proceed.