The Boston bombing suspect is back in federal court to argue he has a constitutional right to speak to his lawyers without "special" restrictions on his communications.
At a time of overcrowded prisons, cost overruns, and serious allegations of abuse and neglect, the Senate Judiciary Committee plays patty-cake with the Bureau of Prisons chief.
Senators should demand that Charles Samuels account for the federal system's mistreatment of mentally ill inmates.
This morning, all nine justices revealed what they really think about the right to counsel.
Secretary Jewell seems to be willfully ignoring a report by the National Academy of Sciences. Why?
Republicans on Thursday blocked another Obama judicial-appointee.
There are two kinds of Boston fans: Young ones who have grown accustomed to success, and we long-suffering boosters who can't believe our luck.
Support for capital punishment has hit an all-time low, according to a new Gallup poll. But the public still has a lot to learn about how unjustly the sentence is applied.
Was the settlement "fair"?
The former hockey star offers a conservative, dutiful, nostalgic, and practical memoir—a product as wholly Canadian as he has always been.
White and black, rich and poor, different standards in different states — what two high-profile cases show about uneven justice in America
As a recent New Jersey ruling shows, the justice system still doesn't grasp the importance of fair counsel.
A new case will give the justices a chance to address a compromise that simply doesn't work.
This is not how you honor Native American heritage.
The Lone Star State insists that "the people" should determine who judges them. Here's why that idea fails miserably in practice.
The owner could use this opportunity to talk about real reform when it comes to Native American issues.
A recent New York Times article praises the penitentiary's Bible study program—and barely mentions the numerous lawsuits it's facing for inhumane conditions.
A new report states that prison guards falsified their logs the night the inmate committed suicide. And that's only part of the problem.
By comparing himself with a New Deal obstructionist, the conservative judge raises questions about the Court's future—and his own legacy.
We may be seeing a new front in the war over capital punishment: the First Amendment.