DACA protest

Supreme Court Voids Trump Shutdown of ‘Dreamers’ Program

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. The White House could try again to end the DACA program by providing a better explanation.

police

How We Can Police the Police

What are the boundaries of policing—and how do we hold police accountable if they go beyond those boundaries? asks a former Pennsylvania DA.

journalist

‘Catch and Release’: Cops, Media and the Supreme Court

Police have temporarily detained journalists at protests or blocked citizen reporters from videotaping an arrest on the grounds they refused to obey lawful orders. Despite a 2019 Supreme Court ruling upholding the practice, lower courts can still find remedies to protect First Amendment rights, says a forthcoming paper.

supreme court

The Supreme Court and the Flawed Search for Justice

The recent 6-3 decision ruling out non-unanimous jury verdicts was long overdue, but it also threw into sharper relief the present Court’s failure to grapple with the deep inequities of the justice system, argues a leading conservative opponent of the death penalty.

jury

How to Prevent the Justice ‘Meat-Grinder’ From Making Juries Extinct

The Supreme Court recently held that jury verdicts in state criminal cases must be unanimous.  The remarkable fact, argues TCR’s legal columnist, is not that unanimous juries are required; it is that virtually nothing is decided by jurors, unanimously or otherwise—and no one seems to care.

Supreme Court Avoids Major Gun-Rights Case in 6-3 Split

The court’s majority dismissed a challenge to a former New York City law banning the transport of guns outside city limits after the city changed the law. Three justices protested that the court was being “manipulated,” and Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the court should take up another gun-rights case “soon.”