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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.
If the Supreme Court holds outrageously restrictive new abortion laws, abortion will effectively be impossible to obtain in states like Kansas and South Dakota—while technically leaving Roe on the books.
The unspoken answer that runs through Scalia’s opinion, and that of the Court down though the ages, is that violence is normal, while sex is obscene.
Under Wisconsin state law, it is a felony to touch a judge, making it quite possible that David Prosser will be forced to resign.
If corporate America and right-wing libertarians get their way, thousands of female Wal-Mart employees will never get the substance of their case heard in court.
Drug courts have helped some addicts recover. But they may be delaying expansion of treatment programs that will best reduce harms from addiction.
Could the federal government prevent California from legalizing pot? Many experts just say no.