Criminal Justice

Donald Trump holds up a fist outside the Trump Building after his conviction.

The Greatest Liar of All Time Gets a Criminal Conviction The Greatest Liar of All Time Gets a Criminal Conviction

All of Trump’s—and his lawyer’s—projection failed, and he was convicted of all 34 felony counts.

May 30, 2024 / Joan Walsh

The NYCLU Sues to Overturn a Landmark Sex Offender Law

The NYCLU Sues to Overturn a Landmark Sex Offender Law The NYCLU Sues to Overturn a Landmark Sex Offender Law

Advocates charge that New York’s restrictions for sex-offense registrants are “vague, expansive, and unnecessary.” On Tuesday, they filed a federal lawsuit to strike them down.

May 28, 2024 / Chris Gelardi and Sam Mellins

A homeless child

The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World

Our faith traditions and constitutional values are clear that it is cruel and unusual punishment to treat the homeless the way we do in the United States.

May 22, 2024 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Shailly Gupta Barnes

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas

Impeach Samuel Alito! Impeach Clarence Thomas! Impeach Samuel Alito! Impeach Clarence Thomas!

Corrupt insurrectionists have no place on the Supreme Court.

May 20, 2024 / Jeet Heer

CCNY Student Protest

CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses

Why are the City College protesters being charged with felonies that could land them up to nine years in jail—while Columbia students are facing much lighter sentences?

May 16, 2024 / Nicolas Niarchos

Former Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby answers questions at a press conference about the arrests of police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015.

Joe Biden Should Pardon Marilyn Mosby Joe Biden Should Pardon Marilyn Mosby

While the power of the pardon is fundamentally undemocratic, the president should use it to do some good while he can.

May 14, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (C) talks to reporters with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (2nd L), both active members of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Meet RAGA—One of the Scariest GOP Groups You’ve Never Heard Of Meet RAGA—One of the Scariest GOP Groups You’ve Never Heard Of

The Republican Attorney Generals Association is waging a legal war to overturn reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and climate regulations, one state at a time.

May 13, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché, authors of the new book “How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement against Imprisonment.”

The Work of Abolishing Prisons: A Q&A With Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché The Work of Abolishing Prisons: A Q&A With Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché

A conversation with Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché about their new book, How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement Against Imprisonment.

May 9, 2024 / Q&A / Victoria Law

A courtroom sketch of Stormy Daniels on the witness stand, leaning onto her left arm, with the judge in the background.

Stormy Daniels Takes the Stand Stormy Daniels Takes the Stand

The trial isn’t about Trump’s bad behavior but committing business crimes to win an election. It’s a shame that Daniels’s story is being ruled largely irrelevant in the courtroom.

May 8, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Donald Trump in court sitting at the defendant's table, flanked by his lawyers.

Does Donald Trump Want to Go to Jail? Does Donald Trump Want to Go to Jail?

I know, he’s a big man-baby and he’d hate even a minute of it. But his martyr complex could overcome his cowardice.

May 6, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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