No One Agrees on the Map of Sanctuary States. We Made One Anyway.
We collected a list of states with sanctuary—and anti-sanctuary—policies. But it was more complicated than you might think.
DACA Was 'Saved' Last Week. Now, Is a Texas Judge Going to Kill It?
After a year of battle in the courts, young immigrants fear that their protection from deportation could soon end.
A Family Lawyer on the Challenges Facing Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking a Divorce
Pacific Standard spoke with Kara Bellew, a partner at a matrimonial and family law firm, about the best route for survivors to seek a divorce, and how abusers are able to manipulate the legal system.
Detained Iraqi Immigrants Are Fighting ICE for Their Day in Court
The Trump administration is appealing earlier court decisions securing due process for the Iraqi nationals and preventing them from what advocates say is unlawful detention.
Trump Calls U.S. Court System 'Broken and Unfair' After DACA Ruling
A judge ruled Tuesday night that the Trump administration has to keep DACA intact.
Trial Date Set for New Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case
Though California's statute of limitations on sexual assault accusations has passed, the plaintiff was still able to file her complaint in court because she was a minor at the time of the alleged incident.
Double Jeopardy Isn’t What You Think—and It Won’t Save Amanda Knox
Despite how it’s been portrayed on screens both large and small, the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause isn’t meant to protect against the consequences of an appeal.
The Emotions That Prosecutors Elicit to Make Jurors Vote Guilty
Jurors experiencing “moral outrage” will be more likely to convict, and changes in technology are making this a bigger factor.
Bias in the Court: Forensic Psychologists and the Teams They Represent
How biased are forensic psychologists by the legal team that picks them? More than they think.
Public Defenders as Effective as Private Attorneys
New research suggests that, in terms of influencing key judicial decisions, public defenders are as effective as their private counterparts.