Though U.S Supreme Court justices pledged respect for acquittals earlier this week, state courts have proven more willing to protect people from serving prison time for crimes a jury found they didn't commit.
Cases, Courts, and Constitutions Across the 50 States
Only one state has interpreted its contract clause differently than the federal counterpart — representing a failure on the part of advocates and judges who believe in state constitutional independence.
Advocates fought to add both freedom of the press and a stable source of funding for independent media to the tribal constitution.
Only a tiny fraction of New York criminal court decisions are publicly accessible, hampering New Yorkers' ability to hold their judges accountable.
The case concerns the constitutionality of a law that abolishes the elections administrator position in just one county.
The plaintiffs include 20 women who were denied abortion care and two doctors who say Texas’s abortion bans prevent them from meeting their ethical obligations.
People facing criminal charges in the Virgin Islands wait years for their day in court.