US justice system

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Justice prevailed in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. In America, that’s a shock | Moustafa Bayoumi
The jury reached the right verdict – even as the criminal justice system did everything it could to exonerate the three men

Moustafa Bayoumi

25, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Dontae Sharpe was exonerated after 24 years in prison. That was not the end of his ordeal
For many exonerees the struggle for justice carries on long after the prison gates have been flung open

Ed Pilkington in Charlotte, North Carolina

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How the murder of Ahmaud Arbery further exposes America’s broken and racist legal system
The shooting of a man who was ‘running while Black’ has prompted calls for racial justice in the US

Maya Yang

24, Nov, 2021 @9:50 PM

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‘We’ve made history’: Flint water crisis victims to receive $626m settlement
Judge announces compensation plans for tens of thousands of residents affected by one of America’s worst public health cases

Guardian staff and agencies

11, Nov, 2021 @1:00 AM

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Inmate executed in Oklahoma’s first lethal injection in six years
John Marion Grant, convicted of stabbing a prison cafeteria worker, was the first since a series of flawed executions in 2014 and 2015

Guardian staff and agencies

28, Oct, 2021 @11:35 PM

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Biden urges supreme court to block Texas’ near-total abortion ban
The justice department wrote in its plea that the law defies the supreme court’s major decisions on abortion rights

Guardian staff and agencies

19, Oct, 2021 @12:13 AM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murdering his friend Susan Berman
The real estate heir had been convicted of first-degree murder last month as prosecutors argued he shot Berman in her home

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

14, Oct, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Illinois is first state to bar police from lying to juveniles during interrogations
Effort aims to reduce false confessions, as other measures seek to reduce prison population and support restorative justice

Guardian staff and agencies

16, Jul, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Iran ‘spies’ charged in plot to kidnap US journalist and speed her to Venezuela
Quartet allegedly explored ways to take Masih Alinejad away in speedboat in scheme like ‘far-fetched movie plot’, FBI says

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Jul, 2021 @1:14 PM

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US halts all federal executions amid review of capital punishment
Attorney general Merrick Garland orders temporary pause following historic use of death penalty under Trump administration

Maanvi Singh and agencies

02, Jul, 2021 @1:16 AM

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House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice department
Judiciary committee wants to know if officials violated policies in issuing secret subpoenas against congressional Democrats

Hugo Lowell in Washington

24, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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