A new book examines how black communities inadvertently helped lay the groundwork for mass incarceration.
Alabama could soon create something unprecedented in American legal history: a police department run by a church.
Another cell phone video of egregious police brutality illustrates the need for the very policy reforms that the grassroots movement has urged.
The state has announced its intention to quickly put to death more than half a dozen prisoners before their lethal-injection chemicals go bad.
Carter Page would be the first known candidate advisor to be directly monitored during a presidential campaign as a possible agent of a foreign power.
The attorney general is standing athwart a long overdue movement to reform forensics yelling stop.
One researcher argues that issuing professional licenses to law enforcement improves the oversight of local departments.
Over the 11th-hour objections of the Justice Department, a federal judge signs off on a deal to overhaul the troubled law enforcement agency.
A new report confirms the skepticism of civil libertarians. But if the initiative is discontinued, will its replacement be any better?
The president has ordered agencies to report “acts of gender-based violence against women … by foreign nationals." Advocates and mental-health practitioners are skeptical.
The alleged perpetrator is a former reporter who was fired for fabricating stories. He is accused of being responsible for only a small fraction of the threats made in recent weeks.
The Bureau has long defended “Judeo-Christianity.” Minority groups have not fared as well.
The administration admits to asking the bureau’s deputy director to help it knock down a damaging story about the Trump campaign’s Russia contacts.
The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.
New Homeland Security Department memos prioritize almost all undocumented immigrants for deportation, order the hiring of 10,000 more agents, and more.
The Supreme Court considers a case involving a youth on the Mexican side of the border killed by an American border patrol agent on the U.S. side.
Justice Department regulations appear to suggest the attorney general should not be involved in any investigations into Trump associates’ ties to Russia.
The new attorney general had strong conservative credentials, but no record as a civil-rights advocate. So his defenders invented one.
The president’s latest executive orders achieve little while trying to answer a crime wave that data doesn’t support.
The outcome of the battle over Trump’s travel ban focused on seven mostly Muslim nations is hard to predict.