Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

David Streitfeld: Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea

With a single scholarly article, Lina Khan, 29, has reframed decades of monopoly law

James Risen: Is Donald Trump Above the Law?

What we know for sure is that the path to the criminal prosecution and imprisonment of the president of the United States is now clear. How it is handled will be a major test for the American system of government

Natasha Lennard: Brutal Prison Conditions Risk “Another Attica”

When we fail to support prison strikes, we reinforce the violence imposed by the prison system itself, allowing the voices of incarcerated people to go unheard and their lives unrecognized.

Billy Corriher: Making sense of West Virginia Supreme Court impeachment

If any justices are impeached the result would likely be a court that puts the interests of corporations over those of ordinary West Virginians

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Marjorie Cohn: Will Trump Be Charged With Conspiracy?

In addition to the case for Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, evidence is mounting that the president participated in a conspiracy to violate the federal election law. Mueller could either ask a grand jury to indict Trump as a co-conspirator or to name the president as an unindicted co-conspirator. Federal Read more…

Patrick Williams: From muggers to gangs: It’s the same (police) story

Blaming ‘gangs’ for social problems further divides communities and fails to tackle the root causes of violence

Mike Males: Busting the Myth of Immigrant Crime

Trump’s White supporters—not immigrants—are bringing lethal drugs, violence, and crime

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Marjorie Cohn: Did Trump Break the Law by Ordering Sessions to End Mueller Investigation?

Since the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, Donald Trump’s fury has steadily mounted. Trump has railed against Mueller’s investigation, repeatedly calling it a “witch hunt.” But last week, as Paul Manafort’s trial got underway and Trump expressed fear that his son, Donald Trump Jr., may be criminally Read more…

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Sue Sturgis: Big money reshaping the South’s supreme courts

Number of U.S. states that elect their supreme courts: 38 Number of states holding supreme court elections this year: 33 Number of this year’s state supreme court elections that will take place in the South: 10* Of the Southern supreme court elections being held this year, number that are partisan contests: 4** Year in which Read more…

Billy Corriher: The last stand for democracy in the South

Trump’s nominee will likely face questions at his confirmation hearing about his 2012 decision to overturn the U.S. Department of Justice’s determination that a South Carolina voter ID law discriminated against voters of color

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