Shifting the process from the Justice Department to the White House can help eliminate bureaucracy and meddling from prosecutors.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
Oklahoma messed up three executions in just two years.
Chicago Judge Says His Bail Reforms Were a Success. But Independent Reviews Show Flaws and More Crimes.
Did Cook County overdo it and let too many dangerous defendants free?
Joe Biden Is Happy To Talk About Michael Bloomberg's Stop-and-Frisk Record Because It Distracts From His Own Terrible Crime Policies
"The policy was abhorrent," Biden said of Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk program. Yes, but so was pretty much every criminal justice policy Biden pushed through the Senate.
"Equally guilty but wealthier felons are offered access to the ballot while these plaintiffs continue to be disenfranchised, perhaps forever."
The president remains frankly puzzled by the distinction between can and should.
Barr's big complaint is that the president is so overt with the sleazy pressure.
Houston D.A. Doubles the Scope of Her Case Review Following a Deadly Drug Raid Based on a Phony Affidavit
After declaring another man arrested by Gerald Goines "actually innocent," the Harris County district attorney says prosecutors are re-examining cases going back to 2008.
Even Without Trump's Tweets, the Attorney General's Intervention on Roger Stone's Behalf Would Have Looked Bad
If Barr is so concerned about the appearance of integrity, why did he insert himself into a high-profile case involving a presidential pal?
Nearly 66,000 cases are covered, dating back to 1961.
Under the law, prosecutors are supposed to pursue justice and not only seek convictions.
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A prison sentence of seven to nine years is excessive for nonviolent process crimes aimed at concealing legal behavior.
Lamar Johnson, who is serving his 25th year in prison, has been absolved of responsibility for a 1994 murder. A circuit judge says it's too late to give him a new trial.
If the president wants voters to take him seriously, he should stop pretending the problem has been solved.
Only Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, but Other Dems Show Signs of Progress on the Issue
"If a consenting adult wants to engage in sex work, that is their right," Gabbard says.
Louisiana Prosecutors Say They Can't Be Sued Over the Fake Subpoenas They Used To Pressure Witnesses Into Testifying
In several cases, victims received higher bonds than criminal defendants and were forced to serve jail time.
The state’s new rules requiring information-sharing with defense lawyers are not to blame here.
ACLU argues the practice violates the Eighth Amendment.
Former prosecutor Bennett Gershman: "The use of jailhouse informants...is one of the great abuses in criminal trials across America."
But he'll have to do more than coast on a few commendable pardons if he wants to prove he's serious.
Judge Finds That the Houston Narcotics Officer Whose Lies Killed a Couple in 2019 Framed Another Suspect in 2008
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says it's reasonable to presume that Gerald Goines also lied in other drug cases.
While the president seems sincerely concerned about "very unfair" drug penalties, it's not clear whether he thinks his work in that area is done.
"This whole question of how we kill our prisoners is sort of a sideshow when the system is as broken as it is."
Activists urge Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign.
DOJ Intervention Dramatically, Irrationally, and Unconstitutionally Increases the Penalty Faced by a Woman Accused of Slapping Jews
How can prosecuting a black woman for slapping Jews in 2020 be authorized by the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery in 1865?
Florida has had more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the U.S.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
Standing up for the rights of a widely reviled group isn't for the faint of heart.
Videos and photos smuggled out by Mississippi inmates have shown gruesome violence and wretched living conditions.
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Corrections Officers, Jurors, and the Families of Nick Sutton's Victims Want Him Taken Off Death Row
The Tennessee death row inmate "has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver."
Courts struck down Marsy’s Law last year. Lawmakers want to bring it back.
The court says 12 years was "obviously harsh," but hey, at least it wasn't 15.
The New Jersey senator was also willing to buck the establishment at key moments.
The ACLU argues the lack of state funding and oversight creates an unconstitutional lack of access to legal counsel in poorer California counties.
Opponents of New York Bail Reform Seize on Anti-Semitic Attacks in Order To Sabotage Important Changes
Jewish criminal justice groups are not having it.
Less dependence on bail and stronger requirements for evidence sharing will help defendants fight charges.
Justice Maureen O'Connor has intervened repeatedly in the legislative process.