Army Corps Of Engineers,
Gov. Rick Snyder,
Governor Rick Snyder,
Flint Water Crisis,
The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.
Human trafficking, or the exploitation of vulnerabilities for commercial gain, can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This type of injustice is nothing new.
Many Americans may not be aware of Portugal and its foray into becoming a global leader in drug policy innovation. Nearly fifteen years ago, in response to a growing opiate misuse public health crisis, the government of Portugal shifted their entire approach to drug use away from arrest and punishment and towards public health.
The list of banned wild animals in New York City also includes pets that could be kept in an aquarium: venomous spiders like tarantulas and many kinds of venomous snakes.
Growing up in a family of criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles, I naturally became fascinated with the O.J. Simpson murder trial at a young age. I was six years old during Simpson's 1995 trial, but I surely remember hearing people talk about the case, watching the Bronco car chase...
Apalachee Correctional Institution,
Justice Anthony Kennedy,
President Barack Obama,
Roper v. Simmons,
U.S. Supreme Court,
Life Without Parole,
Miller v. Alabama,
Montgomery v. Louisiana,
Bryan Stevenson is unwavering in that vision and in lifting his voice of great moral clarity at the forefront of the struggle. Every new hard-earned and overdue victory should remind us all that we must keep moving towards greater justice for all.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.
Bill Cosby has lost his first battle on the issue of whether an alleged 2005 agreement with a prosecutor bars his current Pennsylvania prosecution. The judge ruled at the end of the hearing, denying Cosby's motion to dismiss.
It's all over the news, and as the Jian Ghomeshi trial begins, my hands are frigid. Yours may be, too. There are so many of us who have been sexual assault victims.
The initiative seeks to reintroduce parole hearings and early releases. If it passes, nonviolent felons will come up for parole once they complete the basic term for their original offense.
None of this ever had to happen. But in 2014, an inadequate Republican governor, who is still in power today, tried to cut costs and Flint's entire water supply was poisoned. This is criminal. We have poisoned our children. American babies. American children. Our own people.
We are now back to where we started in 1996, except this time we know what happens when we embrace failed drug war tactics -- it's time for a new approach.
The cardinal rule of the identity theft quagmire is simply that, sooner or later, every last one of us will get got. No exceptions. Now say it with me: "It's just a matter of time."
Books are a way of getting away and seeing things from a new perspective no matter where you are, even more so if you don't have the opportunity to do so otherwise.
Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously wrote that he could not define pornography, "But I know it when I see it." A Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge recently decided that she could define a lewd act when he saw it, and he knew it from a defendant's exposed penis.
There are criminal godfathers sitting on the top of prosecution pyramids who have committed crimes more virulent than 90% of those serving their time in prisons now.
This ode is devoted to all the women -- girlfriends, wives, mothers and daughters -- who have had to journey to prisons, jails and correctional facilities all across America, all in hopes, of keeping LOVE alive.
Based on the evidence presented at the hearing, I still think there's a real possibility that Cosby could succeed with this motion, at least in part. The result may turn on some key differences between the two sides' portrayals of what happened back in 2005.
By Christopher Zoukis Midway through his first term as governor of California, in 1976 Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. signed into law a strict mandatory sentencing measure. The "determinate" sentencing bill set fixed lengths of time that had to be served before an inmate could be considered for parole. Now,...
O.J. Simpson signs autographs for fans outside the Santa Monica Courthouse, August 1997. (Photo by Paul Iorio.) In August 1997, I confronted O.J. Simpson in a Santa Monica courthouse, went right up to him and asked, "O.J., have you had...