A "self-pardon" might bring about exactly the prosecution it seeks to avoid.
A reformer ousted the incumbent district attorney of L.A. County, and several major cities voted to create police oversight boards.
Half of All False Convictions in the U.S. Involved Police or Prosecutor Misconduct, Finds New Report
If you’re looking for accountability, we’ve got some bad news for you.
There is no need to excuse Kamala Harris' law enforcement record just because it has outlived its usefulness for her political ambitions.
Biden picked a V.P. candidate whose record on police and criminal justice reform is as terrible as his own.
Look for the full appellate court to send the case back to the trial court - which is where it belongs.
What is the state's position when an innocent man spends 25 years in prison?
A 2-1 ruling concludes that the district court cannot even hold a hearing on the subject.
Real changes will require fewer laws and less violent enforcement.
How Should Judge Sullivan Determine if the Government's Motion to Dismiss the Michael Flynn Case is Appropriate?
This "victimless" crime is a curious one for close judicial scrutiny of a Government motion to dismiss--closer scrutiny should be reserved for cases in which crime victims have a clear interest.
Congress expanded compassionate release to allow inmates to petition judges, but federal prosecutors tried to use plea bargain agreements to subvert reforms, the judge says.
Agents regularly attempt to catch suspects in lies to threaten them with prosecution, even when they can’t prove underlying crimes.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces re-election today against a tough field calling for more criminal justice reforms.
Under the law, prosecutors are supposed to pursue justice and not only seek convictions.
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.
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.
Former prosecutor Bennett Gershman: "The use of jailhouse informants...is one of the great abuses in criminal trials across America."
The former national security advisor accuses prosecutors of misconduct—and says his former defense lawyers had conflicts of interest.
Less dependence on bail and stronger requirements for evidence sharing will help defendants fight charges.
Georgia Prosecutors Seized a Crab Shack Over Gambling Charges. A State Supreme Court Ruling Could Decide the Fate of Gaming in the State.
Prosecutors are hiring private attorneys to pursue asset forfeiture charges against establishments that offer coin-operated gaming.
Reformers worry that district attorneys will subvert new rules, but prosecutors worry about those who refuse to show up for court.
Plea deals aren’t about mercy these days. They’re about intimidating defendants into giving up the right to a trial.
Marion County, Indiana, joins a growing list of jurisdictions where prosecutors are refusing to file charges for petty marijuana offenses.
Top justice rules that trying to push a criminal case forward over prosecutors’ objections is a violation of separation of powers.
An attempt by the district attorney to drop charges against nonviolent protesters was overruled.
California's Top Court Finally Allows Law Enforcement Agencies to Share List of Problem Cops With Prosecutors
Powerful unions and state-mandated secrecy made it a fight to know about misconduct.
In a speech to police, Barr called for citizens to shut up and do what officers tell them to.
A new study of wrongful convictions shows the problem goes beyond misconduct by police and prosecutors.
For the second year in a row, federal prosecutions for sex trafficking of children have dropped.
Harris is pitching a carefully constructed narrative that seems to be at odds with her record in many ways.
The high court ruled that prosecutor Doug Evans violated Flowers' constitutional rights when Evans sought to keep African-Americans off of the jury.
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.
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The Bexar County District Attorney plans to stop prosecuting people for trace drug amounts and less than one ounce of pot in order to focus resources on violent crime.
'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.
Harris supported a truancy law that listed jail time as a punishment for parents.
Martinez faces allegations of courtroom shenanigans, leaking confidential information, and sexual harassment.
The expenses included five-star Parisian hotels and sumptuous dinners.
Recreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.
Better evidence sharing and a dramatic drop in cash bail demands will help defendants challenge charges.
The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York unconvincingly channels Atticus Finch in his legal memoir.
Waco Biker Massacre Prosecutions Continue to Fall Apart as Last Set of Original Indictments Dismissed
Special prosecutor involved in dropping charges says, "I do have a very serious problem as a lawyer with the wholesale charging of people without an investigation" in the case.
"They're the most powerful player in the criminal justice system. It's really important to know how they use that discretion behind closed doors."