George Santos has admitted to having said some stupid things. But his lying became the subject of a federal probe that has resulted in criminal charges.
Despite support for clemency from Oklahoma’s top prosecutor, a death row inmate appears set to die on May 18.
The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. When it comes to violent offenders and the Black community, the system isn’t working, argue criminologists.
A pilot project at a Pennsylvania prison is trying out lessons from Scandinavia that could offer some ideas for reforming US prisons.
The case showed how American justice meted out to US troops in second world war England was often racially biased.
State supreme courts have a relatively low profile in the US. That’s going to change now that they will be under political pressure to decide whether abortion is protected in state constitutions.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the highest court in the land.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s potential elevation to the highest court in the land.
Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.
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.
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.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
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.
In an act of defiance, Obama has nominated his choice for the Supreme Court. Perhaps he can learn from Reagan’s spectacular 1987 failure.
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.
The Netflix documentary about the case against Wisconsin man Steven Avery has everyone talking. What can you do if you smell a rat?
Not only does capital punishment not deter crime but it’s more expensive than keeping a convicted murderer in prison for life.