U.S. judicial system
Famed U.S. ‘Nazi hunter’ now investigates war crimes in Ukraine
Eli Rosenbaum is coordinating U.S. efforts to hold accountable those responsible for war crimes in Ukraine. Learn more about him.
Meet Ketanji Brown Jackson, the next Supreme Court justice
Ketanji Brown Jackson is an experienced jurist who has sought to make criminal sentences just. Learn about the next Supreme Court justice.
Next Supreme Court justice follows in footsteps of other female justices
The next Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, will join a growing group of female justices who influence American jurisprudence.
Zahid Quraishi, a son of immigrants, confirmed as first Muslim federal...
Zahid Quraishi was recently confirmed as America's first Muslim to serve as a federal judge. Learn more about this son of Pakistani immigrants.
How the Amistad helped America live up to its ideals
The Amistad case helped dozens of Africans escape slavery and forced America to live up to its founding ideals. Read more about it here.
Americans honor a champion of equality
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87, was honored with events at the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol.
What does a public defender do in the U.S.?
Public defenders back criminal defendants in the U.S. who can't afford a private attorney and are at risk of going to prison. Learn how they came to be.
How police are held accountable in the U.S.
When a U.S. police officer is involved in a deadly incident, departments - often with civilian oversight - investigate to decide next steps.
U.S. cracks down on COVID-19 scams
The U.S. Department of Justice shut down a website pushing a bogus COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how the agency is protecting Americans from other scams.