A critical race theory scholar explains why it’s problematic to use rap lyrics as evidence of a crime, and what some lawmakers are doing to protect artistic expression.
The indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez is full of lurid details – hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash stuffed into clothes among them. Will they tank Menendez’s career?
Department of Justice prosecutors could have composed a technocratic document intelligible only to other criminal law insiders when indicting Donald Trump in the documents case. They did much more.
Trump has trial dates set for three of his four criminal cases. But generally, state and federal prosecutors will coordinate to make sure that their dates don’t overlap.
Delaying a trial by filing various requests and questions to the court might mean that witness memories are not as fresh, among other potential benefits for criminal defendants.
Donald Trump has been indicted for crimes in connection with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. A legal scholar looks at the law to determine whether he can boycott his upcoming trials.
The Justice Department issues target letters to people who are about to be charged with crimes, giving them a warning and a chance to get legal counsel.
If a person – in this case, the former president of the United States – is charged by federal and state prosecutors, or prosecutors in different states, at the same time, which case goes first?
Such bodies have proven to bring a cost-effective improvement to the accuracy of criminal justice systems overseas.
A Scottish pilot will see rape trials conducted without juries in what could set a dangerous precedent.
False business records – not hush money payments – are at the heart of New York’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump. But not all the alleged crimes have been revealed.
Research finds that the threat of being sentenced to death has no bearing on how people contemplate violent crime.
To convict Alec Baldwin of manslaughter for the on-set deadly shooting of Halyna Hutchins in 2021, prosecution will need to show that the actor was either reckless or criminally negligent.
Will specific dog theft laws actually help stop this crime? The practical effects aren’t clear cut, but such laws do have symbolic value, recognising dogs aren’t merely property.
The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Indonesia’s new Criminal Code carries problematic articles that threaten democracy and freedom of speech, and have the potential to disrupt the private spaces of the citizens.
When cheating in sport leads to injury, it’s not always clear when the courts should intervene.
A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
What people consider to be fair and just today are in line with the laws of ancient Mesopotamia and the Tang Dynasty in China – suggesting that these intuitions are part of human nature.
It’s highly unusual for a journalist to pursue someone he thinks has been involved in foul play by publishing a popular podcast. But the trial verdict will give Hedley Thomas enormous gratification.