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Op-Ed Contributors: The Lessons of Cyrus Vance’s Campaign Contributions

Op-Ed Contributors: The Lessons of Cyrus Vance’s Campaign Contributions

Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, has come under criticism for his decision not to pursue sexual abuse charges against Harvey Weinstein in 2015.
Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint

Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint

Voters at a polling station at the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint

Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint

Voters at a polling station at the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday.
A Growing Call to Limit Lawyers’ Donations to Prosecutors

A Growing Call to Limit Lawyers’ Donations to Prosecutors

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, has been beset by criticism over campaign donations he accepted from defense lawyers. He said he supports reforming funding rules around district
Eccentric, Sure. But a Violent Criminal? Staten Island Puzzles Over the Case of Richard Luthmann

Eccentric, Sure. But a Violent Criminal? Staten Island Puzzles Over the Case of Richard Luthmann

A devoted fan of “Game of Thrones,” Richard Luthmann once asked a judge to let him settle a lawsuit by dueling with his adversary’s lawyer in what he called his “common-law right to Trial by Combat.”
A Murder, a Conviction and a Never-Ending Case

A Murder, a Conviction and a Never-Ending Case

A court recently threw out the conviction of John Giuca. The Brooklyn district attorney has vowed to retry him.
Inmates Question Prospective Prosecutors in Jailhouse Campaign Debate

Inmates Question Prospective Prosecutors in Jailhouse Campaign Debate

Jodi Horton, an inmate at the Suffolk County House of Correction, asked a question at a debate on Tuesday for six candidates vying to become district attorney.
How ‘End Mass Incarceration’ Became a Slogan for D.A. Candidates

How ‘End Mass Incarceration’ Became a Slogan for D.A. Candidates

Faith Johnson, the Dallas County district attorney, hugged Odell Edwards at the trial of an officer who was convicted of the murder of Mr. Edwards’s son, Jordan, in August.
How ‘End Mass Incarceration’ Became a Slogan for D.A. Candidates

How ‘End Mass Incarceration’ Became a Slogan for D.A. Candidates

Faith Johnson, the Dallas County district attorney, hugged Odell Edwards at the trial of an officer who was convicted of the murder of Mr. Edwards’s son, Jordan, in August.
Is the Case Against Harvey Weinstein in Jeopardy?

Is the Case Against Harvey Weinstein in Jeopardy?

The case against Harvey Weinstein appears to be fraying.
With a Tough-on-Crime D.A. Stepping Down, Will Queens Turn to a Reformer?

With a Tough-on-Crime D.A. Stepping Down, Will Queens Turn to a Reformer?

The Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, 86, announced on Wednesday he would not seek re-election next fall.
Richard A. Brown, Queens District Attorney, Dies at 86

Richard A. Brown, Queens District Attorney, Dies at 86

Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney, in his office in 1991. He was a former judge who left the calm of an appellate court for the pressures of a big-city prosecutor’s office and served
Richard A. Brown, Queens District Attorney, Dies at 86

Richard A. Brown, Queens District Attorney, Dies at 86

Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney since 1991, said in January that he would not seek re-election.
Dad’s in Prison, Mom Was on Parole. Their Son Is Now Running for D.A.

Dad’s in Prison, Mom Was on Parole. Their Son Is Now Running for D.A.

In San Francisco, Chesa Boudin, whose parents were in the radical Weather Underground, wants to join the growing ranks of prosecutors who have direct experience with the prison system.
Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed a Little-Known Public Defender in Queens

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed a Little-Known Public Defender in Queens

Tiffany Cabán is the latest in a new wave of public defenders running for district attorney, and hoping to reform the system from within.
Dad’s in Prison, Mom Was on Parole. Their Son Is Now Running for D.A.

Dad’s in Prison, Mom Was on Parole. Their Son Is Now Running for D.A.

In San Francisco, Chesa Boudin, whose parents were in the radical Weather Underground, wants to join the growing ranks of prosecutors who have direct experience with the prison system.
Ocasio-Cortez Backs Insurgent Tiffany Cabán for Queens D.A., Testing Her Influence in N.Y.

Ocasio-Cortez Backs Insurgent Tiffany Cabán for Queens D.A., Testing Her Influence in N.Y.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement was perhaps the most sought after in the race, but it is also something of a risk for the first-term congresswoman.