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Why is a first-world country imprisoning its children for life?
A GOP win in November would move the most conservative bench in history even further to the right.
The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.
The Supreme Court is so full of it, but the sad truth is that President Obama and the Democrats brought this potential judicial disaster upon themselves.
From Sacco and Vanzetti to Troy Davis, witnesses to crime scenes get it wrong too often. So why did the Supreme Court just make it harder to challenge such evidence in court?
Herzog’s film, which debuts today, opens at a time when debate over capital punishment has taken on renewed urgency.
There is no three-strikes law for crooked bankers, who usually get off with a fine and a promise not to do it again, and again and again.
Hank Skinner was scheduled to die on November 9, but his execution was halted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Will the state finally agree to test the evidence in his case?
Anyone credibly alleging that he was tortured should have his day in court. But recent court decisions suggest that there will be accountability only for American citizens.
Yes, rape cases are notoriously difficult to prove. But in the DSK case, the criminal justice system worked.
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