Punishment falls directly on the offender, but it has important social functions as well.
Congress can best lead the nation to true criminal justice reform by first addressing the federal corrections system.
Judge Hanen jumped on Obama’s “there will be consequences” remark as smoking-gun evidence that the president has abdicated his duty to enforce the immigration law.
Shockingly, the United States of America accounts for 25 percent of the world’s prison population, despite only having five percent of the world’s population.
The decision leaves open the question of whether the Fourth Amendment prevents the government from engaging in this type of mass search.
The law will always strive for truth, but it can never be guaranteed to arrive at it.
Children facing criminal prosecution and detention should not be treated in the same manner as adults.
African Americans make up one-third of the population in jails serving time for most low-level offenses even though they constitute 13 percent of the total population.
Individuals who are often most injured by the system may be less likely to win a jury’s support based on the color of their skin.
Today, the average federal prison is overcrowded by 36 percent.