What were they smoking?
"That's up to the prosecutor," the mayor said.
In 2015, the highest-ever number of convicted prisoners were exonerated of the crimes for which they were incarcerated, according to a recent report by the National Registry of Exonerations.
The first award is for what has become a routine example of dishonesty and cowardice by DOJ. Its conduct should be a scandal of national proportions, but by now everyone expects DOJ to embarrass our nation when it deals with elite bankers.
Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't
Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.
Though complicated and varied factors contribute to the overuse of jails in our communities and the disproportionate jailing of people of color, prosecutors' actions can and should play a leadership role in addressing these problems.
A week after promising to crack down on corporate crime, the Obama administration may have gotten its chance with Volkswagen.
As we acknowledge the year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, local district attorneys are no longer an invisible force, untouchable by advocates who traditionally have focused on police alone.
The Five Lingering Questions After Baltimore Prosecutor's Announcement of Charges in Freddie Gray's Death
This case will likely have significant legal challenges that are belied by the confidence of Ms. Mosby's presentation and the relative breakneck speed at which she filed charges. After listening closely to the press conference, I believe there are five big takeaways.
With the announcement that GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra received the outsized compensation of $16.2 million in 2014, what should have been a year of humiliation and soul-searching for that feckless automaker instead ended on a disturbingly self-satisfied note.
Basically two things happen in court -- people try to get someone else's money or the government tries to get someone's freedom. People taken to court are either at risk of losing cash or going to prison.
If US officials tortured people, and we know torture is, was and always has been illegal, why isn't the government prosecuting them? Maybe there's some complicated legal reason that isn't obvious to most of us why the evidence wouldn't hold up in court. If so, it's in the government's interest to explain what that is.