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August 8, 2020
Why It’s Not So Simple To Arrest The Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor
Memes and billboards are calling for arresting the three officers. But what does Kentucky law say?
August 9, 2017
What’s the Punishment for Theft? Depends On What State You’re In
You can go to prison in Florida for a $300 crime, but it’s $2,500 in Wisconsin.
February 5, 2017
Sessions May Resist Federal Oversight of Police, But There’s Another Option
A California law offers a way for states to reshape troubled departments.
July 24, 2016
Is It Time to Roll Back the Laws on Spreading HIV?
Take our quiz on which criminal penalties remain in force.
Case in Point
July 18, 2016
Letting Prosecutors Write the Law
It’s more common than you think.
March 27, 2015
West Virginia Loosens Anti-Truancy Laws
But does the state go far enough?