The Trump administration's budget envisions staff reductions and a diminished focus on traditional civil-rights enforcement.
The president’s budget proposal calls for the hiring of more prosecutors, more immigration judges, and more federal marshals.
As assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, Sheriff David Clarke might have less direct authority than he wields over inmates in the county jails.
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon consider whether police can review a cellphone’s whereabouts without a warrant.
I admire former Senator Lieberman, which is why I don’t think he should become head of the FBI.
Recent revelations suggesting the president pressured his now-ousted FBI director raise questions about the attorney general’s autonomy.
As indictments loom over Milwaukee County Jail after a high-profile death in custody, the county’s controversial sheriff is moving into a role in the Department of Homeland Security.
The president’s incompetence may yet save the country that put him in the White House.
The former FBI director’s attempts to protect the bureau’s independence may have fatally compromised that independence.
Contextualizing the deputy attorney general’s memorandum on the former FBI director
Congressional reaction split along partisan lines after news broke that the president had dismissed James Comey.
The jail is a microcosm of everything wrong with America’s criminal-justice system—but may also offer a model for how it can be righted.
More than 140 Customs and Border Protection agents were arrested or convicted of corruption in recent years—and President Trump’s promise to hire 5,500 new agents could make the problem worse.
A handful of cities and states are funding pro-bono legal counsel for deportation proceedings—and making a political statement about the Trump administration in the process.
The federal government wants broad authority to strip naturalized immigrants of their hard-won status.
In three short months, Jaelyn Young and Muhammad Dakhlalla found themselves at the center of America’s debate over radicalization.
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.