The Different and Sometimes Convoluted Ways that Congress Granted Circuit Court Trial Jurisdiction to the 19th-Century Federal District Courts Doing research for a book on the history of the federal […]
Justice Jackson’s post-Nuremberg legacy — his “dispassionate approach” to criminal procedure — continues to shape modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.
During the Nuremberg Trials, Ferencz served as a principal trial lawyer for the U.S., working under chief prosecutors Justice Robert Jackson and Telford Taylor.
The current rule of law crisis has roots in Afghanistan’s 2004 constitution, which created a flawed separation of powers system.
International organizations are working to evacuate Afghan women judges, who face particular peril under Taliban rule.
Just after midnight on a warm summer night, a Caucasian woman was walking alone on the streets of Washington, D.C. All of a sudden, three young men she had never […]
In January 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled that bans on independent expenditures by labor unions and corporations violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of free expression. Given the polarizing […]
[The Scene] The first conversation takes place in the chambers of Federal District Judge Nielsen Prius. Prius enters chambers from the courtroom door behind his desk, doffs his black robe, […]
Problem-solving courts seek to broaden the focus of courts from simply adjudicating cases to changing the future behavior of litigants and ensuring the well-being of the communities they serve. Advocates […]
Congress is finally considering easing mandatory minimum penalties. However, this effort, even if successful, will need to be complemented by actions taken by the United States Sentencing Commission and federal […]