Topic: Scott Burns
The national wave of attack on law enforcement officials amounts to an 'attack on the rule of law' that shows 'prosecutors really aren't lawyers, but warriors.' Many are taking extra precautions.
By and large, Americans still support the death penalty. But concerns about the fairness of its application, and even its costs, are playing a role in the steep drop in executions and convictions.
12/15/2011 10:10 am
The move was part of a successful bid to force the county district attorney to prosecute misdemeanor domestic-violence charges, which he wasn't doing because of budget cuts. For now, the crisis is averted, but the deeper budget problem for cities nationwide endures.
10/12/2011 07:52 pm
'Contagion': a bio-thriller that comes off as a fright film, with a few quietly moving moments.
09/09/2011 03:29 pm
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is alerting the US west coast that the same kind of thing could happen there. Experts who study the earth’s shifting crust say the “big one” may be past due.
03/12/2011 02:12 pm
ETFs focused on precious metals, Indonesian stocks, and lithium mining have investors piling into them.
11/12/2010 09:14 am
In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court's conservative majority expanded its limits on the famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects on Tuesday. Now, criminal suspects who want to remain silent must say so.
06/02/2010 04:51 pm