The Marshall Project
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February 4, 2021
They Were Accused of Messing With Local Officers. Should the Feds Intervene?
In Oregon and across the country, protesters charged with “civil disorder” say the vague federal law is unconstitutional.
January 8, 2021
A Civilian's Guide to Insurrection Legalese
Everyone's talking about sedition, treason and conspiracy. Here's what these terms actually mean and how they've been enforced.
August 23, 2018
A Reader’s Guide to Our Constitutional Crisis
What you need to know about the week’s momentous legal and political news in Trumpland.
May 20, 2018
Sending Even More Immigrants to Prison
Despite Jeff Sessions’ new zero-tolerance mandate along the border, the Justice Department has prioritized immigration offenses for years.
Case in Point
February 26, 2018
For Want of a Nail
How one false statement brought down a Wall Street company.
June 6, 2017
Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Left and right came together on criminal justice reform. Then Trump happened.
May 30, 2017
The Problem with the Justice Department
It’s a building full of prosecutors.
Crime on the Ballot
October 18, 2016
New Strategy for Justice Reform: Vote Out the DA
A battle in Tampa reflects a shift across the country.
November 6, 2015
Not everybody is aboard the criminal justice reform bandwagon. Here’s why.