Children with incarcerated parents are a growing problem in Pennsylvania and across the country. The number of inmates who are parents has increased by 79 percent since 1991
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences. Holder said, "I think th
...castle doctrine and stand-your-ground laws gained notoriety this summer as George Zimmerman stood trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Interestingly, Zimmerman...
The U.S. Supreme Court took action last month to "steer district courts to more within-guidelines sentences." The court did this by declaring that the application of Federal Sentencing Guidelines for
O.J. Simpson has been enmeshed in the legal system since 1994. In fact, Simpson is probably remembered more for his legal battles than his Hall-of-Fame career on the gridiron
As exonerations become more commonplace and organizations whose sole purpose is to collaterally attack wrongful convictions proliferate, there continues to be a mechanism in the law in most states th
The legal landscape has changed significantly since 14-year-old Qu'eed Batts showed up on the front porch of an Easton, Pa., home, shot Clarence Edwards in the head and then shot a fleeing Cory Hilar
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that challenges the constitutionality of collecting DNA samples from individuals charged with a crime
...death penalty be provided access to counsel upon request. Justice George Sutherland wrote in Powell, "Even the intelligent and educated...
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