The ACLU argues the lack of state funding and oversight creates an unconstitutional lack of access to legal counsel in poorer California counties.
Yes, Trump (and everybody else) has a right to face their accusers when they’re charged with crimes. But that hasn’t actually happened.
Plea deals aren’t about mercy these days. They’re about intimidating defendants into giving up the right to a trial.
SCOTUS Debates Whether the Right to Trial by Jury Should Mean the Same Thing in State and Federal Court
Understanding what’s at stake in Ramos v. Louisiana.
It's not the first time the two justices have teamed up on a criminal justice case.
New York's Top Court Rules Immigrants Are Entitled to Jury Trials for Crimes that May Lead to Deportation
Many face getting tossed out of the country for minor crimes. This ruling could result in big changes.
Silk Road founder's appeal stresses the dangerous Fourth and Sixth Amendment implications of his prosecution and sentencing.
Rural Nevada counties use overworked contract attorneys as public defenders, leaving poor defendants at a huge disadvantage, the ACLU says.
A civil rights lawsuit says a state judge and a private company are effectively holding defendants for ransom.
The Kentucky senator laments that "there's very little of this attorney general, this Department of Justice, doing anything favorable towards criminal justice or towards civil liberties"