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Criminal Justice

Vox's coverage of advances and failures of the American criminal justice system.

The Supreme Court floats a startling expansion to police immunity from the law

A better way to legalize marijuana

The nihilism of Neil Gorsuch

9 high-stakes issues SCOTUS will take up this term

Murders are spiking. Police should be part of the solution.

The evidence for violence interrupters doesn’t support the hype

Arizona launches a bold new experiment to limit racist convictions

Watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the “defund the police” era

The opioid epidemic isn’t unsolvable

Murders are up. Crime is not. What’s going on?

Why we love drugs

The Olympics are stuck in the 1980s on marijuana

Chauvin’s prison sentence is still not justice

Marijuana legalization has won

This progressive police reform bill is pretty popular 

What we know about the police killing of Winston Smith and the death of protester Deona Knajdek

Hate crime laws won’t actually prevent anti-Asian hate crimes

Colombia’s protests are a product of its post-peace-deal reality

One possible cause of the 2020 murder increase: More guns

New York gave every detained immigrant a lawyer. It could serve as a national model.

The Supreme Court hands down very good news for pretty much everyone who uses a computer

These 3 cities began boldly reimagining policing after George Floyd’s murder

First-time activists on how last summer’s protests changed their lives

The death of Ronald Greene in Louisiana police custody, explained

The case for requiring gun licenses

Firing squads are making a comeback in 21st-century America

A professor became a police officer — and learned what’s really broken about policing

Brett Kavanaugh’s latest decision should alarm liberals

The lawsuit seeking to impose the “death penalty” on the NRA, explained

A majority of voters see an urgent need for police reform following the Chauvin verdict

Sen. Tim Scott says Congress is close to a police reform deal

Why they’re not saying Ma’Khia Bryant’s name

The Supreme Court will hear a major Second Amendment case that could gut US gun laws

State-level Republicans are making it easier to run over protesters

9 ideas to solve the broken institution of policing

Why the Chauvin verdict didn’t feel like justice

I could have been Ma’Khia Bryant

The history of police killing children in America

The uncertain prospects for police reform in the Senate, explained

Now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted, here’s what happens next

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