On Nov. 6, Florida voters passed Amendment 4, a measure restoring the voting rights of felons who have served their sentences. "Every community is impacted by this," says Neil Volz of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
Three inmates have been killed at the United States Penitentiary Hazelton in West Virginia in the last six months, most recently notorious Massachusetts crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. Lawmakers, advocates, and correctional officers have warned of the prison's violent culture, but there is no public record of action to address the concerns.
The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting posted anti-Semitic rants on social network Gab, and had a neo-Nazi symbol as his cover photo. The discovery has prompted further discussion of what constitutes a threat serious enough for law enforcement action.
Malicious acts of terror in the US in the past week have renewed a debate about domestic terrorism laws. While some believe domestic terrorism belongs on the same "moral plain" as international terrorism, others worry about civil liberties protection.
Washington State became the 20th US state to end capital punishment via legislation or a court order after its supreme court declared that racial biases impact who is sentenced to the death penalty.
Every night in the US, about 450,000 people are in jail awaiting trial.
During his first and second hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed two distinct sides: a cool-headed umpire and a fiery partisan. The question now is, which one is likely to show up at the Supreme Court?
US District Judge Edward Chen granted a request Oct. 3 to block the Trump administration's plans of ending the temporary protected status of some immigrants. For the individuals affected, it's another chance to continue living out their dreams.
While the #MeToo movement began with high-profile women in entertainment, media, and politics, the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund is helping everyday women seek legal recourse for sexual harassment.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has testified his version of what happened in October 2014 when he killed Laquan McDonald. A video of the evening's events shows a striking discrepancy between Mr. Van Dyke's perspective and what the video recorded.
Bill Cosby – a once-beloved actor and philanthropist – was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for a 2004 sexual assault. Some call it the first legal victory of the #MeToo era, while others consider it evidence of racism in the United States' justice system.
A Supreme Court ruling on one man’s death penalty could embolden claims by Native Americans across the US, affecting states’ control over not only people, but oil and gas lands.