The ACLU of Oregon is calling on other state governors to follow suit.
While the pause comes as a relief to those opposed to the death penalty, Ivey's full-throated defense of the practice makes it clear that she seeks only a temporary pause in executions, not an end to the policy.
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Alvin Bragg has finally moved to stop prosecuting Tracy McCarter for murder.
If it comes down to a party-line vote, Republicans don't have enough seats in the state Senate to remove Krasner from office.
It's still the economy, stupid.
Mandatory Life Sentences for Juvenile Homicide Offenders are Unconstitutional, Rules Tennessee Supreme Court
The court says a 51-year "life" sentence for a 2015 murder violated the Eighth Amendment.
The Atlas of Surveillance lets us monitor the agencies that snoop on the public.
For the second time in three months, the state struggles and fails to execute a death row inmate.
To be eligible for a pardon, patients will have to obtain cannabis from other states and document their diagnoses and purchases.
According to the former president's lawyers, his decision to retain the documents made them "personal."
The biggest beneficiaries of economic growth are poor people. But the deepest case for economic growth is a moral one.
Legalization is unlikely in the foreseeable future, but banking reform and expungement could be feasible.
Alex Villanueva was ousted after a single combative, troubled term. Voters also approved giving county leaders the power to remove future sheriffs.
Washington Town To Pay $1 Million to Family of Woman Who Died by Suicide in Jail After Being Harassed by Guard
That guard would later be convicted of sexually assaulting four other incarcerated women.
In the event of prosecution, jury nullification allows regular people to exercise a veto over the power of the state.
City officials in Nederland, Texas, are kicking around the idea of limiting new massage parlors to industrial areas of town.
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The Supreme Court often reverses the U.S. Court of Appeals in habeas cases, but not this time.
After Eric Parsa's death at the hands of Louisiana police, officers received approval for search warrants of the teenager's "incidents of violence or documented behavioral reports" at school.
The two sheriff's deputies have been disciplined, and the sheriff called the arrest "unacceptable."
After the latest reprieve from the governor, he’s scheduled for execution in February.
Apocalyptic attack ads about crime failed to drive a red wave, and criminal justice reform candidates were still successful in several local races around the country.
On Tuesday, voters in Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, and Oregon approved ballot measures that removed exceptions to anti-slavery laws in their state's constitutions, effectively banning forced prison labor.
Gun control is 'the most racist practice in America,' says the Philadelphia native and community leader.
Voters told exit pollsters they had little confidence in the ability of either Fetterman or Oz to represent Pennsylvania.
The debate over bail has become a polarizing flash point. But as usual, the answer is more nuanced than either Republicans or Democrats would have their bases believe.
In her short, yet searing dissent, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson argues that the court should have granted the petition of an Ohio man sentenced to death after prosecutors hid a key witness' severe intellectual disability from jurors.
Unfortunately, in five separate cases today, they're outnumbered.
In 2020, police severely injured Karen Garner when they arrested her for petty theft. While two officers faced time behind bars for the incident, a newly released report makes even more misconduct public.
These Sisters Tried To Start a Business. Police Seized Their Cash and Accused Them of Being Drug Traffickers
California police seized more than $17,000 from Vera and Apollonia Ward and accused them of laundering drug money, all without charging them with a crime. The two sisters were trying to start a dog-breeding business.
Houston Prosecutors Are Keeping Cash Seized From Defendants Whose Cases Were Compromised by Police Corruption
Even in cases that hinged on the trustworthiness of demonstrably untrustworthy cops, people are still waiting to get their money back.
The Supreme Court's 2018 ruling in Timbs v. Indiana revived the Excessive Fines Clause. Now state courts have to come up with tests to determine what's excessive.
It’s a little thing, but thousands of people end up in jail over these types of avoidable technical violations.