FILE — The Supreme Court building on a gloomy afternoon in Washington, Jan. 5, 2017. The justices on Jan. 17 heard argum...
NY GADFLY PROSECUTION
John Kennedy O'Hara leaves a federal courthouse in Brooklyn after his 20-year-old conviction for the rare crime of felon...
SC CHURCH SHOOTING 5
A van transporting Dylann Roof leaves the courthouse after he was sentenced to death for killing nine African-American c...
SC CHURCH SHOOTING 6
People leave the courthouse after Dylann Roof was sentenced to death for killing nine African-American churchgoers in Ch...
SC CHURCH SHOOTING 3
FILE — Flowers left by mourners outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where Dylann Roof killed nine Af...
SC CHURCH SHOOTING 4
The U.S. District Court on Broad Street, where a jury condemned Dylann Roof to death, in downtown Charleston, S.C., Jan...
SC CHURCH SHOOTING 2
A law enforcement officer directs traffic outside the U.S. District Court on Broad Street, where the jury began delibera...
SC CHURCH SHOOTING 1
People exit the U.S. District Court on Broad Street, as the jury began deliberations in the sentencing phase for Dylann...
The sun sets over the Supreme Court in Washington, Jan. 5, 2017. The Supreme Court on Monday seemed deeply skeptical of...
FILE — Chief Justice John Roberts at the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Histor...
NM DEFENDERS SHORTAGE 4
Public defenders Ugochukwu Ubbaonu and Freeman Faust consult in the lobby of the Lea County Magistrate Court in Hobbs, N...
NM DEFENDERS SHORTAGE 5
Alfred Sosa in Hobbs, N.M., Dec. 14, 2016. Public defenders are so overtaxed in Lea County that they average around 200...
NM DEFENDERS SHORTAGE 3
The Lea County Magistrate Court in Hobbs, N.M., where where an oil bust has seen the number of felony court cases almost...
NM DEFENDERS SHORTAGE 2
Freeman Faust, a public defender, meets with a client, Alfred Sosa, at the Lea County Magistrate Court in Hobbs, N.M., D...
NM DEFENDERS SHORTAGE 1
Hobbs, N.M., where an oil bust has seen the number of felony court cases almost double since 2011 even as budget cuts de...
2016 YEAREND NEWS 252
Black bunting hangs over the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday, in the courtroom of the Supreme Court in...
ABORTION MENTAL HEALTH
FILE — The check-in desk at an abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2016. A study, published in JAMA Psychiatry,...
COSBY SEX ASSAULT
Bill Cosby returns to court for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Nor...
JAIL DIVERSION FEES 5
Diversion programs, intended to relieve overburdened courts and crowded jails, and to spare low-risk offenders from the...
JAIL DIVERSION FEES 2
Marcy Willis, who as a first-time offender qualified for a pre-trial diversion program, 0n her balcony in College Park,...
JAIL DIVERSION FEES 1
Marcy Willis, who as a first-time offender qualified for a pre-trial diversion program, attends a church service at King...
JAIL DIVERSION FEES 4
Scott Anderson, a public defender in Wichita who previously worked in the Topeka city prosecutor's office, giving him a...
JAIL DIVERSION FEES 3
Carlos Ramirez, who agreed to enter a diversion program after a first time offense that could have put him in jail for u...
SCOTUS SCENE 4
Visitors tour the chambers of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 7, 2016. (Al Drago/The New York Time...