Startling new revelations have emerged in the case of Trayvon Martin, adding to the national outrage over his murder.
The plaintiffs had sought a judgment to stop Monsanto from suing them for growing crops containing genes patented by the company.
Nearly 2,000 federal prisoners will be eligible for early release as result of a bill that changes the sentencing for crack cocaine to be closer to the penalties for powdered cocaine.
In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.
Activists against police torture here welcome Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's lawsuit to stop Jon Burge, the former police commander convicted for lying about the torture of suspects, from receiving his pension.
Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.
Jamie and Gladys Scott received the news on December 29 that their 16-year prison ordeal was over at last: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour commuted their double-life sentences and ordered them out of prison. They were originally accused of having taken part in an $11 robbery!
Details surrounding the fatal police shooting of Pace University football player Danroy Henry are murky, but a police leak has spurred charges of racism and a coverup.
A protest rally calling for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons was held last week at the University of the District of Columbia.
A rally last week in Jackson, Miss., called for freedom for Jamie and Gladys Scott, two Black women given double life sentences in 1992 for allegedly being accessories to an armed robbery in which $11 was stolen.