justice

The National Crisis of the Public Defender System

Constitutional guarantees of equal protection look hollow to poor, working-class Americans who are forced to turn to under-funded and overworked public defenders’ offices when they are in trouble with the law.

Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital, ‘Doing Well’

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday morning, a day after being admitted with fractured ribs suffered in a fall at her office. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said she was ‘doing well’ and plans to work from home today.

Ousted Houston Judge Releases Seven Juveniles

After losing his job in a Democratic sweep, Harris County, Tx., Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday, simply asking the kids whether they planned to kill anyone before letting them go.