judicial system

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts makes rare statement to scold Trump

Roberts, who was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2005 by George W. Bush, took the remarkable step of directly addressing Trump's recent public groanings.
Tess Owen

Doug Ford Was Democratically Elected to Own the Libs, Deal with It

His only mandate is action and if that action requires using the barely-used Notwithstanding Clause, so be it.
Drew Brown
Life Inside

What It's Like to Deliver Death Sentences

I ran for office and took the oath knowing that the death penalty would be part of my job, whether I liked it or not.
Mike Lynch
Life Inside

What It's Like to Meet the Men You Sentence to Prison

A judge opens up about the hardest part of his job.
Judge Mark W. Bennett

How Doug Benson Created the Weed-Themed Courtroom Show You Didn't Know You Wanted

We went behind the scenes of Comedy Central's 'The High Court' to find out how stoners are redefining reality court shows.
Mike Pearl
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump's Travel Ban Just Took a Major Hit from an Appeals Court

A three-judge panel ruled unanimously that a temporary halt to Trump's controversial executive order should remain in place.
Mike Pearl

How Kinky and Non-Traditional Parents are Punished by Family Courts

America's family court system is one of the less-understood branches of our judiciary, but its judges hold sweeping power over the lives of parents and children.
Neil McArthur

Why Mandi Gray Is Pissed Off At The Judge Who Convicted Her Rapist

Legal expert says there are parallels between Justice Marvin Zuker and "knees together" judge Robin Camp.
Manisha Krishnan

The Existential Implications of a Split Decision Victory

As the argument surrounding the scoring of McGregor vs Diaz wages on, we look at the unsettling implications of a debatable outcome in a sport that is supposed to hold definitive truths.
Sarah Kurchak

The Judge Who Went Viral for Basic Human Decency

"It makes me a nervous wreck. I'm not used to being in the spotlight."
Alysia Santo

Fight Week's Title Fights Get Refs and Judges

The referees and judges for the five title fights scheduled for the UFC's International Fight Week have been assigned. Not all the fighters involved are happy with these choices, however.
Tom Taylor

Could Removing Brock Turner’s Judge Hurt Poor and Minority Defendants?

Public defenders say Aaron Persky isn't known for giving whites special treatment and that trying to recall judges who don't punish harshly is bad news for people of color.
Maurice Chammah