CFPB interim director Mick Mulvaney has brought the bureau to a near-standstill.
The president recently nominated a new permanent director to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With the CFPB doing a fraction of the work it did under Obama, what kind of agency will she lead?
A history of how jurors have faced trial themselves for getting it wrong, or slipping up in court.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
South Africa is seeing a growing body of class action.
A change in South African law promises to protect defaulting home owners from abuse by unscrupulous operators who snap up people's homes for a song.
South Africa’s new Energy Minister David Mahlobo, has launched a fresh push to bag the nuclear energy build programme.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
Going to court? You’re on your own.
Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
South Africa has been rocked by a legal battle between the country’s Public Protector and Reserve Bank.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
‘Now, did you understand all that?’
'If we can’t understand our rights, we have no rights.' But efforts are being made to rebalance the inequalities.
I solemnly swear.
New research shows distrust of atheists is pervasive. This could affect the credibility of witnesses.
Use of data-driven risk assessments in sentencing may be heard by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
Local and national authorities are curtailing civil liberties in the name of 'security'.
South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, desperately needs a tariff hike.
South Africa's power utility Eskom wants regulatory reporting requirements waived. The country's regulator faces possible court action if it agrees.
Recent protests against President Jacob Zuma outside parliament in Cape Town.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
Celebrations outside the Western Cape High Court after it ruled against the South African government’s proposed nuclear deal.
The Cape High Court ruling which declared South Africa's nuclear energy plan as illegal may have put paid President Jacob Zuma's ambitions of clinching the deal while he is still in office.
Courtroom decisions are more like a game of chance than you may think.
Cropped from aerust/flickr
We live in a probabilistic world. The courts need to catch up – and start training juries in statistics.
Alabama’s lethal injection chamber at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, 2002.
AP Photo/Dave Martin
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
Financial inclusion has been touted as one of the solutions to addressing poverty in South Africa.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
Full-body projection of a witness on glass.
Augmented reality and holographic projections could hold benefits for victims testifying against sexual assault.
Thousands wait in line outside the social services office in Cape Town to register for grants.
The unfolding social grant payment crisis in South Africa threatens the livelihoods of a third of the country's population.