The swift action taken against a white police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in South Carolina speaks to the compelling nature of the video, but also to how much has changed since Ferguson.
If accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted, as expected, the jury will hear arguments over whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison. The case of Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo may be instructive.
No one has explained why the man and his passenger ended up in a restricted NSA area in Fort Meade, but the FBI has ruled out terrorism. A new timeline suggests they may have simply taken a wrong turn.
A cell phone photograph showing cellblock brutality has raised new awareness of problems in the Georgia prison system. What are prison officials – and American society more generally – doing to root out prison barbarism?
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been under fire for the ‘religious freedom’ law he signed, which critics say is discriminatory – especially against gay people. Now, Gov. Pence says he wants to legislatively ‘clarify the intent’ of the law.
Despite an outcry from businesses and organizations, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act,' which critics say discriminates against gay Hoosiers and those visiting the state.
Released after spending 22 years on Arizona’s death row, Debra Milke called her exoneration 'bittersweet.' Legal experts say the plight of exonerees such as Milke has played into how juries view the ultimate sanction.