courts

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Is Outraged an Undocumented Immigrant Just Got Acquitted of Murder

The president called the verdict "disgraceful" after making Kate Steinle's killing a centerpiece of his border wall proposal.
Drew Schwartz
12.1.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

FBI Nabs Anti-Government Extremist in Foiled Oklahoma City Bomb Plot

Jerry Drake Varnell allegedly subscribed to "Three Percenter" ideology and hoped to "cripple the government" with the blast by targeting a local bank.
Drew Schwartz
8.14.17
immigration

Backlogged US Courts Are Stranding Asylum Seekers in Detention

There's a massive pile of deportation cases, and a severe shortage of judges. That leaves some vulnerable people stuck behind bars.
Beth Winegarner
7.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Texas Court Puts Same-Sex Couples' Spousal Benefits at Risk

The state's highest court ruled that same-sex couples don't have a guaranteed right to marriage benefits.
Drew Schwartz
6.30.17
crime

How I Got Justice After My Rape Case Failed in Court

Criminal courts are notoriously hard on sex assault victims. So I went for something else.
Roslyn Talusan
5.3.17
Corruption

How a Cruel Foreclosure Drove a Couple to the Brink of Death

A married couple resorted to self-harm after being physically and psychologically terrorized by Bank of America over their house—until a judge fined the bank $46 million.
David Dayen
3.31.17
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
2.10.17
VICE News

Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s Controversial Refugee Travel Ban Nationwide

In response, US Customs and Border Protection began restoring visas, including for refugees.
VICE News
2.4.17
News

An Expert Explains Why It Would Be So Hard to Sue President Donald Trump

After he enters the White House, Trump acquires a whole lot of immunities.
Mike Pearl
11.11.16
News

Donald Trump's Anti-American Contempt for the Law

When Donald Trump says that he thinks the Central Park Five, wrongfully convicted of rape as teenagers, are guilty despite the evidence, he reveals himself as someone with no respect for the system he wants to run.
Harry Cheadle
10.7.16
Stuff

'The Night Of' Shows How Hard It Is for Courts to Uncover Truth

The HBO crime drama has been very good at showing how slippery the notions of guilt or innocence can be.
Harry Cheadle
8.15.16
Stuff

'The Night Of' Shows How Terrifying and Boring It Is to Get Arrested

HBO's fantastic crime drama turns the routine stuff of bureaucracy into agony.
Harry Cheadle
7.18.16
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