The 2013 bankruptcy filing didn't make the city more prosperous, more functional, or less corrupt.
Plus: RIP Daniel Ellsberg, the Pioneers of Capitalism, and more...
City Councilmember Curren Price is indicted for steering favors to affordable housing developers who were bribing his wife.
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The ideology champions the same tired policies that big government types predictably propose whenever they see something they don't like.
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SCOTUS Chooses California Over Pork Producers and Bacon Consumers (and Issues Four Other Opinions Too)
The Supreme Court issues five merits opinions, but there are still forty more waiting.
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One guy with gambling debts is a news story, but a formal policy of legalized theft is a national scandal.
People can never be made incorruptible. We can, however, design governmental systems filled with checks and balances that limit the temptations.
Top government officials reportedly kept rare bourbons for themselves and other powerful insiders.
New Israeli Government's Judicial Reforms are not Anti-Democratic—But they May Create a Tyranny of the Majority
By destroying judicial review, they would empower the narrow right-wing majority to violate the rights of minorities.
Don't Let the House Hunter Biden Investigation Become a Russiagate-Style Search for Election Excuses
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Twenty-five people have died this month amid nationwide protests.
Alex Villanueva was ousted after a single combative, troubled term. Voters also approved giving county leaders the power to remove future sheriffs.
Houston Prosecutors Are Keeping Cash Seized From Defendants Whose Cases Were Compromised by Police Corruption
Even in cases that hinged on the trustworthiness of demonstrably untrustworthy cops, people are still waiting to get their money back.
A federal judge denied qualified immunity for officers accused of making up charges to get money from fines.
A lack of transparency doesn't make politicians better people.
A state senator joins several local officials in federal indictments for taking bribes in exchange for contracts.
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The Federal Prison Oversight Act would create an independent ombudsman to investigate complaints about the Bureau of Prisons, something prison advocacy groups have long called for.
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A Cop Rear-Ended a Car, Sending a Toddler to the Hospital. The Car's Driver Was Breathalyzed. The Cop Wasn't.
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Wanda Vázquez, the latest in a string of Puerto Rican officials to face criminal corruption charges, is accused of bribery and mail fraud charges during her failed 2020 reelection campaign.
Plus: Americans want more political options, public pensions suffer major losses, and more...
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Prosecutors Who Want Credit for Investigating Police Corruption Are Happy To Steal Money From Innocent People
The Harris County, Texas, District Attorney's Office oversees civil forfeitures that make a mockery of justice.
The federal prison system is plagued by corruption and civil rights abuses.
This Alabama Town's Shakedowns Are So Egregious That the Justice Department Is Backing a Suit Against It
Brookside faces several federal challenges for trying to fund its city by ticketing and towing the cars of anybody they can get away with.
The case shows how lax supervisors, incurious prosecutors, deferential judges, credulous jurors, and inattentive defense attorneys abet police misconduct.
We can condemn the actions of Moscow without forfeiting the right to point out missteps in Kyiv.
Despite the abundance of transcripts, FBI reports, and memoirs from those involved, we still know more about the cover-up than we do about the infamous political scandal.
Activist Fadi Elsalameen says U.S. aid doesn’t help Palestinians because of corruption. They need monetary freedom.
The department suffers “a dangerous combination of broad authorities, weak safeguards, and insufficient oversight.”
Imagine Having a Decade of Your Life Erased. It Happened to 161 People Exonerated from Prison in 2021.
A new report shows wrongfully convicted people serving 1,849 years behind bars across the United States before being released last year.