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Supreme Court Affirms Exception to Double Jeopardy in a Case With Implications for Trump Associates

Supreme Court Affirms Exception to Double Jeopardy in a Case With Implications for Trump Associates

The justices refused to overrule precedents that allow separate prosecutions for the same crimes in state and federal courts.
Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Mr. Booker’s proposal, announced a week before the first 2020 primary debate, would be the broadest clemency initiative since the Civil War.
Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Mr. Booker’s proposal, announced a week before the first 2020 primary debate, would be the broadest clemency initiative since the Civil War.
Madoff Asks Trump to Commute His 150-Year Sentence

Madoff Asks Trump to Commute His 150-Year Sentence

Bernard L. Madoff, 81, pleaded guilty in 2009 to 11 counts of financial crimes after admitting to running a Ponzi scheme.
Trump Grants Clemency to 7 Men in Cases Dating Back Decades

Trump Grants Clemency to 7 Men in Cases Dating Back Decades

The president commuted the sentences of two men, one accused in a Medicaid-related bribery scheme, and pardoned five others of crimes such as drug trafficking.
Trump Grants Clemency to 7 Men in Cases Dating Back Decades

Trump Grants Clemency to 7 Men in Cases Dating Back Decades

The president commuted the sentences of two men, one accused in a Medicaid-related bribery scheme, and pardoned five others of crimes such as drug trafficking.
Cyntoia Brown Is Freed From Prison in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown Is Freed From Prison in Tennessee

Ms. Brown, 31, was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man while she was a teenage sex trafficking victim. She was granted clemency in January.
Cyntoia Brown Is Freed From Prison in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown Is Freed From Prison in Tennessee

Ms. Brown, 31, was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man while she was a teenage sex trafficking victim. She was granted clemency in January.
Trump Tells Aides ‘Take the Land’ as Impatience Grows on Border Wall

Trump Tells Aides ‘Take the Land’ as Impatience Grows on Border Wall

An administration official said that the president was joking — “he winks when he does it” — when he suggested aides break the law to build his wall.
Trump Tells Aides ‘Take the Land’ as Impatience Grows on Border Wall

Trump Tells Aides ‘Take the Land’ as Impatience Grows on Border Wall

An administration official said that the president was joking — “he winks when he does it” — when he suggested aides break the law to build his wall.
10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear

10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear

Under a new law, New York State will expunge the records of those convicted of low-level marijuana crimes.
Where New York Stands on Marijuana

Where New York Stands on Marijuana

Thursday: Full legalization is not on the horizon, but a new law will expunge the criminal records of thousands of New Yorkers.
Democrats Examining Impeachment Target Trump’s Pardon Offers to Immigration Officials

Democrats Examining Impeachment Target Trump’s Pardon Offers to Immigration Officials

Democrats appear to be expanding the scope of their impeachment inquiry beyond Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice.
Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

Lawmakers plan to examine claims that the president dangled pardons to aides and that his resorts illegally profited from government business.
Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

Lawmakers plan to examine claims that the president dangled pardons to aides and that his resorts illegally profited from government business.
Nearly 500 Prisoners Freed on a Single Day

Nearly 500 Prisoners Freed on a Single Day

Oklahoma has one of the nation’s highest incarceration rates, but a law downgrading minor crimes is the first step in an effort to change that.
Nearly 500 Prisoners Freed on a Single Day

Nearly 500 Prisoners Freed on a Single Day

Oklahoma has one of the nation’s highest incarceration rates, but a law downgrading minor crimes is the first step in an effort to change that.
His Victim Forgave Him Years Ago. Now the State Has, Too.

His Victim Forgave Him Years Ago. Now the State Has, Too.

“The only thing that will stop me now is myself,” Eric Pizer said after getting a pardon from the governor of Wisconsin.
Texas Plans to Execute Rodney Reed, Despite New Evidence

Texas Plans to Execute Rodney Reed, Despite New Evidence

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West have taken up the cause of the Texas death row inmate.
His Victim Forgave Him Years Ago. Now the State Has, Too.

His Victim Forgave Him Years Ago. Now the State Has, Too.

“The only thing that will stop me now is myself,” Eric Pizer said after getting a pardon from the governor of Wisconsin.