• December 25, 2014  

    Many employers require job applicants to disclose any criminal history, often preventing those with a record from reentering the workforce. But Illinois is one of a number of states working to change this, with a new law prohibiting employers from asking about convictions on initial applications. Special correspondent Brandis Friedman of WTTW reports on the “ban the box” movement. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2013  

    A man was arrested in Maryland and police officers took a DNA sample that connected him to an unrelated crime. The Supreme Court is now weighing whether the Fourth Amendment should protect him from that kind of search. Ray Suarez gets analysis and context on the case from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2012  

    The Justice Department and FBI have announced they will conduct a review of thousands of criminal cases where hair and fiber analysis led to convictions. Judy Woodruff discusses the review — which comes after the Washington Post identified two men wrongfully convicted on flawed hair analysis — with Post reporter Spencer Hsu. Continue reading