New Hampshire Abolishes, Federal Government Reinstitutes Capital Punishment
July 25, 2019. New Hampshire’s repeal of the death penalty was consistent with the gradual national trend. The federal government went the other way.
SCOTUS: Police Don't Need Warrants for Blood Testing of Unconscious DUI Suspects
June 27, 2019. The Supreme Court of the United States held that the police usually don't need a warrant for a blood test if the driver is unconscious and therefore can't do a breath test for BAC evidence.
Governor Stops Executions in California
March 13, 2019. Governor Newsom signed an executive order putting a moratorium on the death penalty.
Washington Becomes 20th State to Eliminate Death Penalty
October 11, 2018. The state's highest court found that capital punishment "fails to serve any legitimate penological goal."
California Is First State to Eliminate Cash Bail
August 31, 2018. A new law ends the system of having to pay money to get out of jail.
Police Must Normally Get Warrants for CSLI, Says Supreme Court
June 22, 2018. The Court set a cellphone privacy rule for all the country.