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News September 24, 2020
Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court.
Analysis September 23, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a revered feminist icon. Her legacy on issues such as prisoners’ rights, capital punishment, racial justice and tribal sovereignty has been less examined.
Feature August 4, 2020
Tribal courts and federal prosecutors face a flood of new cases after the Supreme Court ruling.
Feature July 24, 2020
An oral history of the first federal execution under Donald Trump, as told by victims’ relatives, prison staff, and others.
Life Inside April 30, 2020
Bobby Bostic was sentenced to 241 years at age 16. Gardening, he writes, keeps him growing.
Justice Lab January 30, 2020
The Supreme Court ended automatic life without parole for children. What replaces it remains unclear.
Case in Point December 11, 2019
Louisiana automatically rejected appeals from prisoners who represented themselves. One prisoner hoped the Supreme Court would consider his conviction in the light of that scandal.
News November 13, 2019
Rodney Reed faces execution in Texas despite mounting evidence of innocence and bipartisan support.
Commentary October 8, 2018
Supreme Court lets stand lower court ruling extending pretextual stops to parking infractions.
News June 18, 2018
Charles Rhines argued jurors sent him to death row in part because they knew he was gay.