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Analysis June 12
It took 20 years for courts to say no. It took Jeff Sessions no time to say yes.
News April 17
Angry at Chicago, he cuts off police aid for all.
News January 9
Sessions considers tying the hands of immigration judges.
Commentary September 20, 2017
The DOJ’s most recent attempt to appear pro-cop actually hurts law enforcement.
Analysis September 5, 2017
President Trump tries to deflect a potentially thunderous blowback.
News July 21, 2017
A federal sting reveals lax oversight in the Defense Department’s gear giveaway program.
Commentary May 30, 2017
It’s a building full of prosecutors.
Commentary May 21, 2017
A former senior DOJ official says ‘Shots Fired’ gets right what the AG gets wrong.
News May 10, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about the “Tuesday Night Massacre.”
News April 16, 2017
Under Sessions’ latest orders, the border is everywhere.
Q&A February 14, 2017
“He felt strongly that this was a gift, and the gift had to be earned.”
Commentary January 30, 2017
Consent decrees can improve law enforcement even in cities that aren’t investigated.
News January 25, 2017
Away from Washington, a new breed of prosecutors takes first steps.
Analysis January 10, 2017
Senator laments a “corrosion of respect” for police in first day of testimony centered on crime and punishment.
Analysis December 16, 2016
Four reasons a bipartisan bill has a better chance than you think
News November 18, 2016
From police to prosecutions to prisons, the AG holds wide sway.
Analysis November 18, 2016
An extensive record as a prosecutor and a senator gives some hints of what to expect.
News November 9, 2016
The president-elect may soon upend an Obama-era police reform tactic.
News September 13, 2016
A federal statute from the Carter era favors negotiation, but that can take a long time.
News August 18, 2016
With the feds cutting back, the companies are down but not out.
Commentary August 16, 2016
A look inside a culture of pervasive misconduct.
News July 12, 2016
Her pledge to lawmakers comes after a Marshall Project investigation into deaths and abuses in the industry.
Feature July 6, 2016
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
News April 5, 2016
Operating under federal oversight, officers will be scrutinized for how they use force.
News March 29, 2016
Rules from 2012 are too often ignored, advocates say.
News January 27, 2016
Three inmates had a 16-hour head start after fleeing lock-up that had ‘poor supervision.'
News December 15, 2015
The Laquan McDonald killing was preceded by years of documented violence.
News December 14, 2015
Why hasn’t President Obama freed more prisoners? Maybe that’s the wrong question.
News December 2, 2015
Chicago’s chief became a political liability.
Feature October 23, 2015
A one-on-one interview with the president.
News October 6, 2015
In North Carolina case on racial profiling, U.S. suffers its first loss.
Commentary September 3, 2015
People from across the political spectrum suggest criminal justice reforms the president should enact during his remaining time in office.
News June 19, 2015
Dylann Roof and the challenges of proving bias.
Feature May 26, 2015
As the Justice Department pushes reform, some changes don't last.
News May 19, 2015
Is it time to dismantle the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives?
News May 17, 2015
Justice Department to study brutality in troubled prison.
News May 15, 2015
Like many states, the feds have trouble getting the killer drugs.
News May 15, 2015
Today marks the deadline for states to comply with prison rape laws. The results? More are, some may not be, and most just want an extension.
News May 7, 2015
A tough, new report says it’s time for federal prisons to release the elderly and infirm.
News May 2, 2015
The softer side of Justice Department intervention.
News April 24, 2015
Ask the experts in a Facebook chat Friday at noon ET.
Commentary March 19, 2015
Georgia has become the laboratory of criminal justice reform.
Graphics February 12, 2015
Reading between the line items of Department of Justice budgets, past and present.
News February 2, 2015
An accused terrorist goes on trial. Manhattan yawns.
News January 28, 2015
A selective guide to the reporting on the next attorney general.
News January 16, 2015
The Feds acquire a confusing asset: bitcoins.
News January 7, 2015
The attorney general’s last word.
Commentary January 2, 2015
Four things the next attorney general needs to know about America’s indigent defense crisis.
Graphics December 19, 2014
A guide to the latest stats in the world of criminal justice.
Commentary December 9, 2014
Feds announce new racial profiling rules — and local police yawn
News December 2, 2014
Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?
News November 17, 2014
Crowded cells, aging inmates, soaring costs.
Q&A November 17, 2014
An interview with the outgoing attorney general.