Sean Groubert faces up to 20 years in prison for the 2014 shooting of Levar Jones. More police officers have been charged in fatal shootings in recent years, but they are still rare, with convictions even rarer still.
The Justice Department is concerned that some local court systems are levying excessive fees and fines on poor defendants in order to raise revenue, creating a system of modern-day debtors' prisons.
Three men, all brothers, have been arrested in connection with Sunday's fatal attack on a Maryland police station. Police ambushes aren't necessarily increasing, but fatal attacks do seem to be on the rise.
With President Obama expected to announce a nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia as early as this week, both political parties are preparing judicial campaigns of an unprecedented size and scale.
The fact that such a push came from a Republican senator is emblematic of the shifting views of the death penalty, given the party's historic staunch support of the practice.
As of Thursday morning, some 5,000 people have signed the Facebook founder's brief urging the US Supreme Court to greenlight President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
A gun control advocacy group estimates that in 2015, there were 265 children who accidentally shot themselves or someone else with a firearm.
The proposed law is the latest attempt to solidify religious liberties of individuals opposed to same-sex marriage at the state level following a landmark US Supreme Court ruling.
Prosecutors say the shooting death of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum was justified by his actions, despite objections from his family.
A federal lawsuit alleges that tens of thousands of residents of Flint, Mich., have suffered physical and economic injuries and damages as a result of exposure to lead in the city's drinking water.
The new law is a nod to the slow but steady shift away from capital punishment nationwide – even as it maintains Florida’s status as one of a handful of states that does not require a unanimous jury decision for an execution.
The high court's decision Monday to overturn the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling could have broad implications for adoption rights for same-sex couples, advocates say.