A team of Vatican medical experts believes a stillborn child regained consciousness via an intercession from a dead priest.
A black man was convicted by an all-white jury in Louisiana 30 years ago following a capital trial that was constitutionally deficient in almost every way. Now he may be released from death row not because the courts remedied the injustices that swamped his case but because prosecutors believe another person committed the crime.
A word we should use more frequently ("filibuster"), and one we should use less ("tough")
Thank you, Secret Service. But ... at airports?
Federal attorneys in San Diego knew they had gotten an unfair conviction. And to their immense credit, they asked an appeals court to make things right.
Appreciating "a towering intellect who made unsurpassed contributions to the American art of war"
A look at an obscure Louisiana tradition.
Legal ethicists are alarmed by a recent federal appeals court ruling that requires attorneys to suggest alternatives to the lethal injection procedures they deem unconstitutional.
Starting the Mardi Gras festivities early in southernmost Georgia
The justices banned execution of mentally disabled people in 2002. Now they are poised to tell death penalty states that they really meant it.
Scientific evidence can be the most convincing element of a criminal trial. But sometimes it's wrong—and for the first time, a state's justice system has recognized that and adjusted accordingly.
Where the Pacific Ocean is east of the Atlantic
The chief justice pens a paean to criminal defense attorneys, never mentioning the national crisis the Court has helped perpetuate.
According to a new ruling, the parents of a murdered man are not allowed to tell jurors that they oppose the death penalty.
Last seen eating chicken at the intersection of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Likes books and people. Loves the institution that brings books and people together.
The WSJ harmonization watch goes on.
East is east, and west is west, and the twain can meet -- sort of.
The justice is famous for keeping quiet. But in this week's clean air arguments, his voice could have added something significant.
“There was no 'plan' to discontinue the pre-2007 stories.” How it happened.
It is part of human nature to punish, and often cruelly so, but a provocative new book persuasively explains why American punishments remain so relentlessly harsh even in the 21st Century.
Rick Raemisch subjected himself to hours of isolation and wrote a stirring op-ed for the New York Times. But will he offer relief to the mentally ill inmates who have been suffering for years under the system's inhumane treatment?