Historic Thaw in US-Cuban Relations and 2016 Presidential Contenders Hillary Clinton is still playing it coy when it comes to another run for the White House. Jeb Bush has beat her to the punch, becoming the first major player to say he'll “actively explore” a possible campaign. We hear early assessments of what's in store between now and 2016.
Reporting on Rape A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should “sexual misconduct” be defined by journalists, college administrators and the law?
Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System How often do police officers in American cities use deadly force against black men? When killings are justified, what’s the official reason? We look for the answers to those and other questions raised by recent police killings that have sparked widespread outrage against racism in the justice system.
Supreme Court Docket Dominated by Elite Lawyers In the past nine years some 17,000 lawyers have petitioned the US Supreme Court, but some had a much better chance of getting their cases heard than others. A recent study shows just 66 got 43% of the cases the justices chose to hear. While the Court is more diverse in some ways than it's ever been -- three of nine justices are women and two are minorities -- those 66 elite lawyers are strikingly homogeneous. Sixty-three are white, just eight are women. That's according to a lengthy study by the Reuters News Service , compiled in part by Joan Biskupic. She's author of Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice.