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The Untouchables: America's Misbehaving Prosecutors, And The System That Protects Them | Radley Balko | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- Some questions seem particularly prone to set John Thompson off. Here's one he gets a lot: Have the prosecutors who sent him to death r...

Santa Fe School's Drug Testing a Negative for Many Parents

Annette Fuentes | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Annette Fuentes

When St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, sent out a letter in February about a proposed random drug testing program for next school year, it ignited a controversy among parents at the private school.

A Supreme Miscalculation: High Court Should Revisit Prosecutorial Immunity

Locke Bowman | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

John Thompson has lived through more ups and downs than most of us will. In April 1985, he was convicted of an armed robbery he did not commit and sentenced to 49 and one half years in prison.

Cops Are Stupid, But Prosecutors Are Smart

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

That's the message from the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision vacating a $15 million dollar jury award for John Thompson, a Louisiana man who spent 14 years on death row before being exonerated.

A Win Is a Win

John Hollway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Hollway

I know a lot of people who have grown up with a lot more advantages than John Thompson who don't have as much perspective as he does. I hope he wins his legal battle -- but John Thompson is a winner either way, and a win's a win.