December 13, 2007 -
The Supreme Court's 7-0 decision yesterday to reduce extraordinarily harsh sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine is drawing widespread applause from advocates who have long noted the lack of fairness in drug sentencing.
November 29, 2007 -
Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, the Mississippi attorney who became rich and famous by taking on the asbestos and tobacco industries, has been indicted on federal charges of bribing a judge in a lawsuit over Hurricane Katrina insurance claims, the Clarion-Ledger reports.
October 19, 2007 -
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week to discuss the controversial case of the Jena Six, in which trumped up charges were brought against six black teens following a series of racially
September 25, 2007 -
The National Lawyers Guild -- the nation's first racially integrated bar association -- today called for the immediate release of Mychal Bell, one of the six black Louisiana high school students who have come to be known as the "Jena 6." The Guild also called fo
September 12, 2007 -
Daryl Holton, a 47 year old Gulf War veteran said to possibly be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, was executed by the State of Tennessee early this morning at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.
January 13, 2007 -
The New Orleans Times-Picayune has launched a public blog allowing readers to weigh in on the worsening city's crime problem, which led to yesterday's anti-violence protest marches that drew about 3,000 people and