In a significant shift, a new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans favor drug policies that emphasize treatment, not prison sentences, for those who use illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine.
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed support Thursday for a proposal by the US Sentencing Commission to amend its recommended sentences. The guidelines are part of a bigger recalibration of the war on drugs.
Hillary Clinton launches a major series of speeches on issues ranging from voting rights and 'transparency' in national security to US global leadership. Some see the prelude for a 2016 presidential run.
The IRS acknowledges it gave additional scrutiny to the tax-exemption applications of conservative groups. Top Republican lawmakers are calling for a White House investigation into the agency.
About 10 million people are jailed each year for crimes large and small. Most – two-thirds of the 750,000 in jail on any given day – stay long periods without conviction at great cost to the public and to themselves because they can't afford bail.
Mahmoud Abbas’s successful bid for Palestine at the UN takes Palestinians one step closer to joining the International Criminal Court, where some hope to prosecute Israel. But ICC membership may force Palestinians to take responsibility for their own conduct as well.
A rising number of young lawyers are skipping established firms to start out on their own. Should you hire a young, solo practitioner?