High Court to Hear Case on Appeal After Guilty Plea

Rodney Class admitted possessing a gun illegally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Despite his guilty plea, Class contended that the statute under which he was convicted “violates the Second Amendment” because he had a legally-owned firearm in a vehicle parked in a lot he did not realize was on the Capitol grounds.

How Bail ‘Criminalizes’ Poverty

New Orleans spends more to administer its bail system than it earns in revenue from bail, fines and fees—with a devastating impact on the city’s poorest residents, most of them African-American, according to a study released Tuesday by the Vera Institute of Justice.