It took years of extreme mental illness, and federal court supervision, for Jonathan Francisco to finally get help.
After 40 years in solitary confinement, the terminally ill inmate may be going home.
The Tennessee courtroom battle showed what can happen when big business joins forces with religious faith.
A shutdown would end up costing more because of the price of restarting the government -- and other strange facts about the late-1800s Antideficiency Act.
What a sham trial in Louisiana says about the U.S. court system
An inmate committed suicide three days before his scheduled execution — and 36 hours after prosecutors discovered shocking new information that might have saved him.
A fellow inmate shares an eyewitness account of the latest suicide at Supermax.
Appalled by the murder of four little girls, a white Alabaman spoke out against racism—and was forever shunned for it.
"It would be more helpful, quite candidly, if the Administration would support our request for supplemental funding instead of writing op-ed pieces."
The Judiciary Committee chair worries that a "dysfunctional" Congress won't press for needed drug reforms.
Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court has no trouble winning votes. But here's why he thinks the whole system is wrong.
In 1963, newspapers tried to present "both sides" of the civil rights struggle. Modern reporters should know better — but when it comes to voting rights, they often make the same mistake.
The Justice Department's lawsuit is the latest battle in a nasty political war between the Obama administration and its most conservative critics.
America's most powerful prosecutor is urging Congress to give funding back to defense lawyers. But actions speak louder than words.
The Kentucky senator said this week that he doesn't believe anyone is stopping African-Americans from voting -- which only shows he's not looking.
His meetings with prosecutors were unbecoming of a judge, but not enough to question the integrity of the trial.
The policy represents a constitutional scandal that could take place any time police are willing to take shortcuts.
This is the way it almost always ends for a mob boss.
A newly released collection of legal documents reveals what high officials thought about the major events of their times.
A smart new book reveals precisely how and why Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind about the first amendment.