Civil Rights & Social Justice

Amid Juneteenth, U.S. laws created during slavery are still on the books. A legal scholar wants to at least acknowledge that history in legal citations.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police found such a small amount of crack cocaine in James V. Taylor’s car that investigators described it as unweighable. It was enough for a 15-year prison sentence in Missouri, where the courts make an enormous distinction between crack and powder cocaine.

The New York Times is reporting that judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan have plead guilty to charges that they took money to provide a privately owned youth jail with prisoners.