Criminal Procedure

Criminal Justice

5th Circuit ruling could mean freedom for ‘Angola 3’ inmate held in solitary for 40-plus years

Death Penalty

Dozens of lawyers have missed habeas deadlines, resulting in just one sanction

Trials & Litigation

Lawmaker wins election, is convicted of lesser counts in barratry case, then wins a mistrial

White-Collar Crime

Judge calls former state supreme court judge’s apology letters ‘unsatisfactory,’ orders a do-over

Cover Story

Unwanted Guests


OJ Simpson asks Nevada Supreme Court for new trial

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence

Criminal Justice

DOJ denounces ‘irresponsible’ leaks in Ferguson police-shooting case

Juvenile Justice

Boy, 10, is charged as an adult with homicide in death of woman, 90

Constitutional Law

Judge dismisses murder case against 3 men over prosecutorial misconduct, says they can’t be retried


7th Circuit explains how acquitted murder defendant can still be punished by sentencing judge

Immigration Law

Local jails are increasingly refusing to hold inmates longer for possible deportations

Death Penalty

Judge Kopf: I would uphold the death penalty for an innocent man rather than play games with the law


Retired prosecutor who convicted two men just exonerated after 30 years behind bars is unrepentant


Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it’s not because of DNA testing

National Pulse

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims


Determining driver impairment with marijuana involves imperfect science, says law enforcement

Criminal Justice

Judge nixes cellphone evidence in Aaron Hernandez murder case over defective warrant

Criminal Justice

Lawyer seeks return of his wine collection seized in liquor investigation

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit revives pro se habeas petition, says trial court erred in applying ‘prison mailbox’ rule