A date with destiny: Donald Trump and Anthony Kennedy.
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In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
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Despite months of speculation that Donald Trump might fire him, Robert Mueller and his investigation are not going away.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.
How can justice be blind to race?
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
The execution chamber at Utah State Prison.
When drug companies refused to ship chemicals to the US for use in lethal injections it led to several botched executions, reopening the debate over the death penalty.
Good luck, Merrick.
In an act of defiance, Obama has nominated his choice for the Supreme Court. Perhaps he can learn from Reagan's spectacular 1987 failure.
Down to eight: the US Supreme Court.
President Obama's opponents are saying he should leave the choice of a Supreme Court justice to his successor. But that could leave the nation's highest court in limbo.
Questions remain about the evidence against Steven Avery.
The Netflix documentary about the case against Wisconsin man Steven Avery has everyone talking. What can you do if you smell a rat?
Demonstration against the death penalty in Paris.
World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Not only does capital punishment not deter crime but it's more expensive than keeping a convicted murderer in prison for life.
Too many innocent people ended up here: the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas.
The US Supreme Court is bitterly divided over the death penalty. One reason for that is all the convictions based on coerced confessions
The legislature has spoken, but is the governor listening?
Abolition has become a political football – and many politicians see the advantage of supporting it.
Juan Melendez – one of 150 innocent people who have been released from death row.
Witness to Innocence
More than 150 people have been released from death rows around the US after having their wrongful convictions overturned. Most continue to face social stigma and unemployment.
What are the arguments for and against the death penalty and do they stand up to examination?
Brenda Myers-Powell (right) with one of the women that she is supporting.
New films by Kim Longinotto and Nick Broomfield reveal the shocking disposability of women in the sex trade in the US - and their struggle to be heard
Gerry Conlon outside the Old Bailey the day he was released.
Gerry Conlon, wrongly jailed for a 1975 IRA bombing in which he had no part, died on June 21 at the age of 60. The case of the Guildford Four remains one the most famous miscarriage of justice in Britain…
The pursuit of Manning is part of a bigger picture.
Private Bradley Manning narrowly avoided conviction on the charge of “aiding the enemy” in a US military court, but make no mistake: the verdict is a severe one. The tormented young man who downloaded…