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.
In the event of prosecution, jury nullification allows regular people to exercise a veto over the power of the state.
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.
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.
Priscilla Villarreal found herself in a jail cell for publishing two routine stories. A federal court still can't decide what to do about that.
Convincing evidence of his innocence has been available for years. But the criminal legal system prioritizes procedure and bureaucracy over liberty.
A state senator joins several local officials in federal indictments for taking bribes in exchange for contracts.
Some conservative media outlets and politicians lambast the practice. But if you care about public safety, that opposition doesn't make sense.
Alvin Bragg campaigned on Tracy McCarter’s innocence. Once in office, that was apparently less politically expedient.
Former state attorney Andrew Warren says DeSantis unconstitutionally retaliated against him for his opinions, not any actions he had taken.
The law has been abused to prosecute citizens for reasons other than spying. But there are better examples than Trump to highlight problems.
Tampa top prosecutor Andrew Warren pledged to not prosecute women seeking abortions and those pursuing gender-affirming health care.
Let’s perhaps stop trying to tease national trends out of the complexities of local public safety issues.
"There is no question that inaccurate statements were made by the government as part of these proceedings—to both Judge Schroeder and the undersigned"—but it appears that the details of this alleged misconduct remain sealed.
The initial decision to pursue prosecution runs contrary to the campaign promises of Alvin Bragg, who claims to understand that, so often, the process is the punishment.
New Footage Shows Bodega Clerk Trying To Avoid Deadly Fight. Will Manhattan D.A. Drop the Murder Charges?
Alvin Bragg campaigned on "ending mass incarceration." But that promise apparently does not apply to Jose Alba.
The case of Jose Alba reminds us that progressive prosecutors don't always apply their principles when they're inconvenient.
Research and data points may not be enough to persuade voters that something different is worth trying.
There's Still Hope for Prosecutorial Reform After Recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin
The recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin demands a rethinking of the "progressive prosecutor" brand.
In Los Angeles and San Francisco, voters face candidates who promised criminal justice reforms but whose records have been disappointing.
On Wednesday, a Massachusetts judge will decide whether Joao DePina will face the possibility of a decade behind bars for publicly criticizing a district attorney.
He Was Sentenced to Death After Law Enforcement Fabricated Evidence. A Federal Court Says He Can Sue.
A conservative judge expressed skepticism at the panel's conclusion before issuing a strong rebuke of prosecutorial immunity.
Local Lawyers Think 'Gross Negligence' Explains an Unlawful Murder Charge Based on a 'Self-Induced Abortion'
Starr County District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez has yet to explain how this egregious error escaped his notice.
Imagine Having a Decade of Your Life Erased. It Happened to 161 People Exonerated from Prison in 2021.
A new report shows wrongfully convicted people serving 1,849 years behind bars across the United States before being released last year.
One of Ralph Petty's victims is trying to hold him accountable, but she will have to overcome prosecutorial immunity.
Texas Prosecutors Blatantly Ignored the Law When They Charged a Woman With Murder 'by a Self-Induced Abortion'
As Starr County District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez belatedly conceded, that charge is explicitly prohibited by the Texas Penal Code.
Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the nation's first Supreme Court justice to have served as a public defender, and the first since Thurgood Marshall to have experience as a defense attorney. That's good.
The previous standard barring such lawsuits made “little sense," wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the majority.
Prosecutor Extorts $300,000 Out of Alleged Drug Dealer by Threatening His Entire Family With Charges
Patrick Card's story is a case study in how the state uses civil forfeiture to try to coerce plea bargains.
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"It's completely changed my belief in fairness," says Amy Sterner Nelson.
Miyares' office says the conviction integrity unit is being expanded. Time will tell if it will have the independence and resources to succeed.
Colorado First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King said she pursued the punishment after Aguilera-Mederos insisted on his right to trial.
Her publisher will stop distributing her memoir Lucky, which detailed the attack and aftermath.
The perpetrators almost escaped prosecution because one of them was a former employer of the prosecutor's office.
Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William 'Roddie' Bryan Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery
The men were almost never charged, thanks to misconduct from the first prosecutor, who is now under a criminal indictment.
As the trial wraps up, it's important to remember that the first prosecutor on the case, Jackie Johnson, has been indicted for violating her oath of office.
Plus: Yale University faces an interesting lawsuit, the ACLU takes a stance on student loan debt, and more...
Judge Bruce Schroeder rightly reprimanded Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger for what he called a "grave constitutional violation."
It was unconstitutional to charge Jenna Holm with manslaughter. But the state wanted to protect its own.
A Louisiana Prosecutor Escapes Responsibility After Allegedly Covering Up Rape Allegations Against a Prison Official
No accountability for government corruption.
Former District Attorney Jackie Johnson may face accountability for her official actions in the Ahmaud Arbery investigation.
Jenna Holm was incapacitated when one cop accidentally killed another. She's now being charged with his death.
They're mostly progressives, but their ideas about limiting government power and respecting individual rights sound almost conservative.