In 1987, the Supreme Court came within one vote of eliminating capital punishment in Georgia based on evidence of racial disparities. Instead, it created a precedent that civil-rights advocates have been fighting for decades.
State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.
A lawsuit to block the border wall could go the route the House GOP took in 2014 to challenge Obamacare.
With his solution to the border-wall impasse, the president seems to be working within the boundaries of law—revealing the massive power of the American executive.
Conservative Christian leaders are a major force behind criminal-justice legislation being considered in the Senate. But black and progressive clergy see danger in allying with the president, even on this issue.
At the time of his death, following a violent altercation with guards, Karl Taylor was one of thousands of mentally ill inmates who are confined to institutions that are supremely ill-equipped to handle them.
A new inquiry significantly escalates the involvement of secular authorities.
The Supreme Court nominee has become a symbol of the president’s quiet judicial legacy and the anti-Trump resistance.
The Eastern District of Virginia isn't called the “rocket docket” for nothing.
Trump's Supreme Court pick faces a brutal nomination fight ahead.
His “zero-tolerance” policy has been called “traumatic” and “cruel.” But his most stalwart supporters are sticking with him.
Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.
The party is torn over a reform bill that just passed the House with the president’s support: Should it back modest changes to the criminal-justice system or hold out for more?
His campaign, backed by the Justice Department, only reinforces a law-enforcement paradigm that puts people of color in prison.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s lawsuit against California’s immigration policies reflects a common fair-weather federalism.
The president and his allies don’t want to protect the bureau’s political independence—they want to subvert it.
Catholic parishes have been hit hard by President Trump’s decision to suspend Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans.
The Supreme Court faces a test of the authority of politicians to use police to silence their critics.
Why? Because there's very little known about the thousands of victims who survive deadly shootings.
Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump’s agenda are inspiring some police to more vocal advocacy. But their project—ending racial bias in the profession—is a decades-old one.