The Supreme Court will examine two cases that could tell us how the conservative justices feel about the president-elect’s plan for mass deportations.
The question is proving difficult for police, and the courts, to answer.
The nominee for attorney general said his office led federal gun prosecutions during his tenure as a U.S. attorney, but available records don’t support that statement.
Trump’s pick for attorney general made the remarks during an interview with Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon, now an adviser to the president-elect.
Defenders of Trump’s choice for attorney general have cited an Alabama lynching case as evidence of his commitment to racial equality. The real story is more complicated.
In two high-profile trials—those of Officers Michael Slager and Ray Tensing—juries declined to hold cops accountable for taking the lives of civilians.
A conversation with a historian about the slow creep of discrimination, from the U.S. government to church groups
The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement.
With 79 new grants, he’s set a modern-era record for presidents.
The United States’s top law-enforcement official possesses sweeping discretionary power—and the Alabama senator’s record suggests how he’ll use it.
Have juries sentenced hundreds of people to death by trying to predict the unpredictable?
A whole-family approach shows promise in keeping young offenders out of prison.
A younger sister shares her profound grief for a brother who can’t seem to escape a cycle of crime and prison.
One advocate describes what happens in a family when a child is behind bars.
A sibling bond that could not be broken by incarceration.
Thousands of young people are sent to prison every day, leaving behind scores of brothers and sisters researchers know very little about.
Public support for capital punishment has declined in recent years, but the issue continues to be a point of contention, as some advocate for its repeal and others push for its reinstatement.
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was reportedly set on fire and spray painted with the words “Vote Trump” on Tuesday night.
The question of who becomes the president of the United States should be answered by voters, not federal agents.
The FBI Director’s decision to interfere in the election appears to be an extraordinary lapse in judgment inspired by fear of being destroyed by partisan bullies on Capitol Hill.