“Before 2020, there had been three federal executions in 60 years. Then Trump put 13 people to death in six months.”
‘I’m the Operator’
“The aftermath of a self-driving tragedy.”
The Most Lawless County in Texas
“Suzanne Wooten did the impossible and became the first candidate to defeat a sitting judge in Collin County. What followed is the unbelievable, epic tale of the craziest case in the history of jurisprudence.”
She Never Hurt Her Kids. So Why Is a Mother Serving More Time Than the Man Who Abused Her Daughter?
Oklahoma incarcerates more women than almost any other state. Under its punishing, under-the-radar “failure to protect” law, mothers — even those who are victims of domestic violence — can be sent to prison because of their supposed failure to keep their children out of harm’s way. In this devastating read, Samantha Michaels tells the story […]
When Innocence Isn’t Enough
Christopher Dunn has been in prison for over 30 years for a murder in St. Louis that he and others say he didn’t commit. Even though new evidence has emerged in favor of Dunn, the state of Missouri says he must stay in prison — because he wasn’t sentenced to death. He continued, “This Court does […]
The Case That Made Texas the Death Penalty Capital
“As one of the first death sentences under the new law, Jurek’s case would become a test case, playing a key role in both the nationwide rise of the death penalty and Texas’s place at the center.”
The Silencing of #MeToo Reporting in Germany
How an HIV specialist in Germany is using media law to erase reporting of sexual abuse allegations against him.
Trapped in Limbo Down Under
In Australia, some 30,000 people live in a state of legal uncertainty crafted by politicians.
‘It’s the Most Outrageous Thing I’ve Ever Seen. It Makes No Sense.’
“DNA evidence proved Lydell Grant’s innocence. So why won’t the state’s highest criminal court exonerate him?”
The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants
The story of former Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawyer Laura Peña — who went to work defending the migrants she used to prosecute — and a family separation case she recently fought in which false “evidence” had been used to detain her client.