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By Tina Martin
In more than two decades as a district court judge, the Honorable Kathleen Coffey has sent plenty of people to jail. During her monthly sessions at homeless court, though, her goal is to avoid that. This Boston initiative aims to…
By Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that last year's tax overhaul knocked the constitutional foundation from under the health care act.
By Joshua Barajas
As part of an ongoing reporting trip, the PBS NewsHour's Joshua Barajas witnessed the proceedings of Operation Streamline inside a Tucson, Arizona courtroom on Monday.
By PBS NewsHour
Egypt’s judiciary, once renowned as fiercely independent, now faces criticism for the harsh and lengthy imprisonment of political prisoners under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin talks with one family who have tirelessly fought for…
Timothy Foster was tried, convicted and sentenced to death for murdering an elderly woman during a burglary in 1986. But did prosecutors discriminate against African-Americans in jury selection? Special correspondent Tim O’Brien offers background on the case going to the…
By News Desk
Nineteen-year-old environmental activist Kelsey Juliana has a message for the state of Oregon: You're not doing enough to stop climate change She’s now co-plaintiff in a major lawsuit that could force the state of Oregon to take a more aggressive…
A U.S. District judge in Wichita ruled on March 19 that the federal Election Assistance Committee must change federal voter registration forms in order to account for state laws that require new voters to prove U.S. citizenship. USA Today reporter…
By Bridget Bowman
The British Court of Appeal ruled that judges should continue issuing “whole-life” prison sentences. The ruling overturns a European court decision that said such terms violate a prisoner’s human rights.
Supreme Court Weighs Corporate Liability in Human Rights Cases…
The Obama administration said that accused 9/11 plotters will now face military trials.
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