An interesting historical tidbit about the nomination of David Souter to the Supreme Court
Derek Chauvin May Get a Sentence Much Shorter Than the One William Barr Thought Would Be Seen As Too Lenient
The former attorney general reportedly nixed a plea deal that involved a sentence of more than 10 years but would have precluded a federal prosecution.
An annual report on the death penalty shows its use declining everywhere except in the federal government.
His Trump toadying was absolutely awful, but still not nearly as bad as his unremittingly harsh approach to justice and policing.
Bill Barr and Donald Trump spend the end of their terms executing prisoners.
Five who tested positive recently will participate in this week’s planned executions of Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois.
Three more death row inmates have been scheduled to die.
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Part three in Reason's documentary series, "Cypherpunks Write Code," tells the story of the U.S. government's long battle to keep strong cryptography out of the hands of its citizens
Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman and took her baby in 2004. She is clearly mentally unwell. What does killing her accomplish?
Perspectives on the proposed federal classification of Portland and other cities in crisis.
The Big Apple is practically a black hole of overpolicing and regulation.
Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to die Wednesday, over the objections of the Navajo Nation to which he belongs and on whose land the murder took place.
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A new paper by Thomas Frampton suggests most recent commentary concerning the Michael Flynn prosecution gets it wrong.
There are a lot of reasons to critique the attorney general. Find one that doesn’t require misleading your audience.
Will the Trump Administration Finally Abandon Its Bizarre Position in the Texas ACA Case? (Update: No)
CNN reports that Attorney General Barr is (again) voicing opposition to DOJ's argument that zeroing out the mandate penalty should upend the entire law.
William Barr Orders Federal Prosecutors to Look Out for Civil Rights Violations During Coronavirus Lockdowns
Barr: "The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis."
While denying Donald Trump's dictatorial impulses, William Barr notes that public health emergencies do not give governments unlimited powers.
William Barr: "We want to make sure our institutions don't become petri dishes."
A Federal Judge Says William Barr's Spin on the Mueller Report Makes the Attorney General Untrustworthy
Were the Justice Department's redactions influenced by Barr's desire to exonerate the president?
How the press learned to stop worrying and love censorship.
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.
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?
The Montana Blaine Amendment Case and the Need for a Consistent Approach to Discrimination on the Basis of Religion
Conservatives want courts to consider the governments' bigoted motives in enacting anti-Catholic Blaine amendments, but not when it comes to Trump's travel ban. Liberals tend to be inconsistent in the opposite way.
A.G. William Barr Says Police Might Stop "Protecting" Us If We Aren't Nicer to Them. If Only It Were That Easy To Get Rid of Bad Cops.
Cities and communities have an uphill battle trying to get abusive and incompetent cops out of uniform.
Daniel Lewis Lee would be the first death row inmate executed by the federal government in 16 years.
The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
It would not do much to protect public safety, but it would magnify the injustice of existing restrictions on gun ownership.
In a speech to police, Barr called for citizens to shut up and do what officers tell them to.
After two decades of mercy, the Justice Department announces five men on federal death row will face lethal injections this winter.
In another long Twitter thread, the libertarian-ish Michigan Republican says AG Barr "helped further the president’s false narrative about the investigation."
Democrats Will Go Forward With Barr Contempt Vote Despite DOJ Threat to Deny Them All Access to the Mueller Report
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The Fox News legal analyst says the president is abusing executive power.
Nancy Pelosi thinks so, but the relevant statutes suggest she is wrong.
Plus: The student censors come for Camille Paglia.
More thorough coverage to come later.
In a press conference shortly before Mueller's report was released to the public
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