Category: Law, Crime, & Justice
Judge Boasberg’s deference to law, to government agencies, to oil pipeline companies is all consistent with his membership in a ruling class club
The new president will change the Court’s ideological makeup for the next four decades
North Dakota District Judge John Grinsteiner stood up for the First Amendment by dismissing “riot” charges against Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman
We must continue to fight against this grave imbalance to ensure a humane, just future for people of color, for the homeless, for the poverty-stricken, for the weary and beaten populace of America
One in 40 Americans can’t vote because of a criminal conviction. But the rules aren’t exactly fair
What drives a prosecutor are the all-too-human traits: a desire for advancement, the building of reputation, the winning of status
Don’t assume the worst when it comes to the criminal justice system or the young, poor and black or brown people it victimizes. There is always a story
When the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) settled with Wells Fargo last month for $100 million, it did so without requiring that Wells Fargo admit to its wrongdoing
It was not sufficient for US military authorities to sentence whistleblower Chelsea Manning to the onerous, disproportionate sentence of 35 years imprisonment for conniving with WikiLeaks in releasing classified material.
It’s hard to fathom even the basics of the American urge to lock people away in vast numbers.