On Wednesday, a grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. While there are striking similarities in the Garner and Michael Brown cases, the differences may change the dynamics that led to deep racial divisions in the Missouri case.
The justices appeared divided on Wednesday on whether the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act would have required the company to offer a light-duty assignment to a pregnant driver whose doctor ordered her not to lift anything heavier than 20 pounds.
A decision could come Wednesday in the grand jury investigation of the police killing of Eric Garner, a black man, in New York. The proceedings have been as unusual as those in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo., one expert says.
The response to the police shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, Mo., is beginning to follow the path of civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s, including long marches, campus teach-ins, and nonviolent civil disobedience.
The downward trend in executions has several explanations, but experts say it’s probably not because of death penalty debates about innocence and guilt. Rather, they say, it’s the details of how the state goes about ending a condemned life.
The attack on government buildings in Austin, Texas, comes at a tense time in immigration politics, after President Obama took executive action to help an estimated 4 million to 5 million unauthorized immigrants.
A grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer for killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August. The prosecutor involved pointed to inconsistencies in the testimony supporting the claim that Mr. Brown had surrendered.
With protests planned around the country and greater St. Louis on a knife-edge, the question is whether any grand jury verdict in the Darren Wilson-Michael Brown case will spark protests like the ones that enveloped Ferguson, Mo., last summer.
A day after President Obama took unilateral action on immigration, prompting cries of executive overreach, House Republicans filed a long-planned lawsuit against the administration over executive overreach on Obamacare.