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An Oklahoma City police officer “crossed the line” when he shot an unarmed suicidal man last month, says Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, The Oklahoman reports. Sgt. Keith Patrick Sweeney, 32, is charged with second-degree murder. Prosecutors allege the shooting was unreasonable and unjustified....

Editor’s note: This is the last post in a series (I and II) by Theodore Dalrymple on Zimbabwe and the fall of Robert Mugabe. It was a humbling experience to read what Pierre Ryckmans, later to be famous as the sinologist Simon Leys, wrote when he...

This morning the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases. The first is Murphy v. Smith, which asks who should pay attorney’s fees in successful civil-rights cases brought on behalf of prisoners. Charlotte Garden had this blog’s preview. D.E. Wagner and Leonardo Mangat...