The Trump administration has singled out people with criminal convictions for expulsion, even if they’ve served time. Several governors can simply clear their records—and it’s been done before.

Machinery of Death

For the first time in 20 years, two sitting justices have suggested that the death penalty, itself, may be unconstitutional. Justice Scalia is having none of it.


American and Israeli leaders expressed consternation at Palestine’s membership in the International Criminal Court. Some believe Palestine will try to prosecute Israel for war crimes. But with no way of investigating or punishing crime on its own, the concern is overblown.


Utah’s shocking decision to reinstate the firing squad as a method of execution is a response to embargoes and boycotts—and may accelerate the decline of the death penalty.