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Colorado Governor Jared Polis has pardoned thousands of people convicted in petty marijuana possession cases from before the substance was legalized across the state. Here are the details of the governor's order and what it means for those affected.

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Donald Trump is under investigation in a number of jurisdictions for a number of reasons. That he is also the sitting president creates a situation the criminal justice system may not have provided for. What does history say about this? Is President Trump exposed to criminal liability while he's still in office?

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Bond reform in the U.S. has come up again and again in recent years as a quick, relatively easy way to remove inequities from our legal system. How does the current bond apparatus work against people accused of crimes?

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The law is alive, and responds dramatically to changes in our interpretation of it. When people's guilt or innocence of a crime is in question, we can't make those changes carelessly.

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The upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus has reached the courts. Postponements in cases everywhere will bring into prominence a legal issue that is part of the Sixth Amendment: a defendant's right to a speedy trial.

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Harvey Weinstein's trial has brought into focus a part of the criminal justice process that many people wonder about: the wide ranges of prison terms that are available to judges at sentencing. Let's have a look at why this is the case.

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