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Insurrectionists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
News April 1
Citing the protections of the First Amendment, prosecutors often use other charges as a workaround to go after members of hate groups.
Eisha Love is a plaintiff in a federal suit challenging an Illinois law that restricts those with felony convictions from changing their name.
News January 27, 2020
New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes.
Case in Point February 20, 2017
Lester Packingham’s Facebook post is headed for the Supreme Court
Arthur Longworth leads a basic Spanish class for other inmates in Washington's Monroe Correctional Complex in 2012.
News October 25, 2016
An inmate’s novel is the latest test.
Commentary June 12, 2016
So why do so many suspects confess to crimes they didn’t commit?
News April 14, 2016
A new policy in Texas limits inmates’ access to social media, creating a First Amendment conundrum.
Quiz September 30, 2015
Test yourself against the pros.
News June 26, 2015
The law on cursing at cops.
Maureen Faulkner, widow of police officer Daniel Faulkner, speaking at a ceremony where Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed the Revictimization Relief Act on Oct. 21, 2014 in Philadelphia.
News November 24, 2014
In the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pennsylvania says no.