COVID-19 has shaken up the criminal justice arena considerably this year, but has it produced the drop in DUI cases that many of us were expecting?
A new memo written by Attorney General William Barr sets the stage for investigations by the Department of Justice into voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. election, investigations more extensive than those the DOJ would conduct normally. Or maybe not. Is this memo a sign of coming upheaval, or just hollow theatrics?
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.
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?
The Department of Justice has asked lawmakers for emergency powers that some say will weaken our constitutional rights. Should you be worried?
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.
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?
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.