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Experts Say Legal System Impedes Police Reform

Experts Say Legal System Impedes Police Reform

Plaintiffs suing police face multiple hurdles, so it's difficult to punish bad cops, some argue.

Court Watch: High Court Weakens Suspect Line-Up Rules
Court Watch

High Court Weakens Suspect Line-Up Rules

Roggensack decision allows police to use single-person showups rather than multi-person lineups.

Court Watch: Drunk Driving Offense Not Expunged, Court Rules
Court Watch

Drunk Driving Offense Not Expunged, Court Rules

State Supreme Court says expunged OWI conviction can count against defendants sentenced for a new offense.

Court Watch: 18-Year-Old Hangs Himself, Lacked Lawyer
Court Watch

18-Year-Old Hangs Himself, Lacked Lawyer

Case spotlights state’s constitutional crisis, inadequate funding for appointed counsel.