Cyclists are 10 times likelier to be killed in South Carolina than in Oregon. What makes southern roads so treacherous?
A team of Vatican medical experts believes a stillborn child regained consciousness via an intercession from a dead priest.
A word we should use more frequently ("filibuster"), and one we should use less ("tough")
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.
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?
More than 2.6 million households in America are headed by a single father.
The deeper significance of Jeff Spicoli
Firearms have been touted as a great equalizer between the sexes. But in cases where self-defense matters most, women tend to find their own weapons turned against them.