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October 8, 2018
Forget The Ticket — Could You Get Arrested For A Parking Violation?
Supreme Court lets stand lower court ruling extending pretextual stops to parking infractions.
June 18, 2018
Supreme Court Declines to Hear ‘Gay Bias’ Case
Charles Rhines argued jurors sent him to death row in part because they knew he was gay.
February 23, 2018
A “Death Spiral” for Police Unions?
Cops v. Trump on union clout.
Case in Point
September 25, 2017
A Vestige of Bigotry
The Supreme Court and non-unanimous juries.
September 24, 2017
What To Do With Violent Sex Offenders
The Supreme Court considers whether “civil commitment” is just prison by another name.
June 15, 2017
After Creating Danger, Can Cops Use Force with Impunity?
A recent Supreme Court decision left open that possibility. That’s bad for the public, and for police.
May 15, 2017
Give Juveniles Their Due
Fifty years after a landmark Supreme Court case, juvenile courts still lack due process.
February 22, 2017
The Case of Duane Buck
Was he sentenced to death “because he is black”?
January 31, 2017
Neil Gorsuch: Scalia Without the Scowl
Trump’s nominee has the ideology without the temper.
November 29, 2016
The Crucial Immigration Case About to Hit the Supreme Court
With Trump’s pledge to deport millions, bail hearings become an even bigger issue.