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What do the Three Strikes law, mandatory-minimums for drug offenders, the Stop Snitching campaign, and private police have in common? According to Paul H. Robinson, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, they are all expressions of a “shadow” vigilantism that has...

Is it easier to take a second look at suspect convictions when crime rates have declined, and the public is no longer clamoring for tough-on-crime strategies from their prosecutors and police? Brooklyn (NY) District Attorney Eric Gonzalez argues that prosecutors in fact should beware of the...

Today the justices return after a three-week break to hear oral arguments in two criminal cases. First up is Currier v. Virginia, which asks what happens to a defendant’s double jeopardy protections when he consents to sequential trials for multiple, overlapping offenses. Lissa Griffin previewed...

Federal immigration officials are auditing 122 Southern California businesses, demanding proof their employees have legal permission to work in the U.S., reports the Wall Street Journal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hand-delivered audit notices to businesses last week. The notices require employers to show the...