Seeking the death penalty makes false convictions more likely.
Law and Justice
Ex-offenders need jobs to stay out of jail. But easy access to criminal records, a gift of the Internet age, means that employers won’t hire them.
ALEC and the bail bond industry have a new plan to empty prisons—for a price.
The public be damned,” railroad magnate William Henry Vanderbilt snorted at a reporter in 1882. The impertinent scribe had asked whether Vanderbilt ran his railroads with an eye toward public benefit. At the time, Vanderbilt was among the most powerful men in American business—and by his own estimation the richest man in the world. His… Read more »
Citizens United was a bad decision; but the cry of “Corporations are not people!” isn’t helping fix the problem—in fact, it’s making it worse.
Maintenance therapy proved its value half a century ago. We need it today to combat a rise in opioid use. But many courts and prisons cling to a Reagan-era “Just say no” mind-set.
With Eric Holder leaving the Justice Department, Washington has a chance to get serious about prosecuting financial crimes. But what exactly has been the holdup?
How corporations became people you can’t sue.
Efforts to ban capital punishment are growing. But keep this in mind: the last time the Supreme Court tried to end the death penalty, we got more executions.
“Stop and frisk” isn’t just a reality in New York City. New data shows how police target African Americans on highways across America.