Trials and Error
Trials and Error

A “Reformer” Who Reformed Nothing

The shameful legacy of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

March 21 2017 5:50 PMAgree With My Politics or I’ll Take Away Your PowerFlorida Gov. Rick Scott’s dangerous, unlawful decision to reassign a prosecutor because she opposes the death penalty.
March 16 2017 12:34 PMProsecutors Made Massachusetts’ Drug Lab Scandal Much, Much WorseThe state has not only been remiss in correcting these faulty convictions; it’s actively hurt the process.
March 10 2017 4:52 PMOklahomans Voted to Make the State’s Criminal Justice System Less BarbaricWill legislators and district attorneys succeed in defying the will of people?
March 7 2017 6:09 PM40 Years Awaiting ExecutionFor many death row inmates, the long process leading to capital punishment is itself cruel—but not unusual.
Feb. 28 2017 5:55 AMIs Capital Punishment Making a Comeback in Dallas?Death sentences in the U.S. have reached a record low, even in Texas. A new district attorney might reverse that trend.
March 16 2017 6:48 PMDeath by Non-Unanimous JuryIn Florida, nearly 300 people have been sent to death row despite dissenting votes. It’s up to state prosecutors to right that wrong.
March 15 2017 12:33 PMWhy Are the Courts Protecting Bad Cops?The L.A. County sheriff wants to release the names of 300 deputies with histories of misconduct. He can’t.
March 8 2017 4:54 PMStephen Breyer vs. the Death PenaltyIn a dissent, the Supreme Court justice makes a stirring case to eradicate capital punishment.
March 3 2017 2:03 PMAmerica’s Worst Sheriff Is GoneWill Joe Arpaio’s successor, Paul Penzone, do enough to reverse Maricopa County, Arizona’s horrific policies on immigration?