Nation Topics - The Courts
News and Features
The Citizens United campaign finance decision makes it possible for the nation's most powerful economic interests to manipulate not just individual electoral contests but political discourse itself.
A federal judge has dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down fourteen innocent Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007.
The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.
To try alleged 9/11 perpetrators without handing Al Qaeda a propaganda victory, the trial must be fair beyond question.
A conversation with the author of Ordinary Injustice about why the right to trial is no protection against a shoddy legal system.
The Ninth Circuit rules that John Ashcroft can be held accountable for the "paradigm of prevention" that led to unlawful detainment of a US citizen.
The conservatives ensconced on the Supreme Court are set to uphold draconian ID requirements on voters that will redefine electoral politics in America.
How did the American criminal justice system go so wrong?
When lawmakers and the media failed to hold the Bush Administration to account, it was left to bureaucrats to defend the integrity of government.
Sports figures are joining the crusade to free a Louisiana man convicted as a teenager of a murder he didn't commit.