President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Justin Walker, who the American Bar Association deemed not qualified to serve on the federal bench, to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Walker is an ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Although Curtis Lovelace was acquitted in the 2006 murder of his wife, he was still saddled with a hefty county administrative fee. Local court systems across the country depend on such fees for badly needed revenue, but are they fair?
The National Registry of Exonerations says that, collectively, innocent people exonerated last year spent 1,908 years incarcerated, an average of 13.3 years lost per person. Official misconduct was blamed for most of the cases.
When multi-millionaire Chicago insurance broker Michael Segal was convicted in a $30 million fraud case, it was widely celebrated as the downfall of a notorious white-collar criminal. In a forthcoming book, however, he claims to be the victim of prosecutorial overreach. Author Maurice Possley tells TCR why he has a legitimate case.