The nation’s high court announced on Tuesday its first two rulings for argued cases in the October 2014 Term—cases with big consequences for part-time employers and jury trials.
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Our Jeffrey Rosen talks with Tracey L. Meares from Yale Law School and Paul Butler from Georgetown Law about the constitutional and legal fallout from the Ferguson and Staten Island situations.
With the events of Ferguson, Missouri, close in mind, a New York grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner.
Mayor Michael Nutter and City Councilman James Kenney have reached a deal to decriminalize marijuana possession and use in Philadelphia. The bill could set the city on a course for full legalization.
Lincoln Caplan looks at the conflict between the need for fair courts and the requirement for judges within states to run for elected office like politicians.