Public Safety & Justice

Judicial Redistricting: Issue Politicians Don't Want to Discuss

Kentucky's failed attempt this year illustrates a problem that many states face: Some judges are severely overworked while others don't have enough to do. But fixing that can be politically impossible.

Congressional Shooting Highlights Rise of Violence in Politics

Wednesday's shooting during a congressional baseball practice is the latest example of the increased violence -- both threatened and real -- that is seeping into America's political process.

Don't Mess With Raul Reyes, Mayor of the Tiny Town That's Suing Texas

He was first elected as a 21-year-old. More than a decade later, he has put himself and his border community at the center of the national immigration debate over "sanctuary cities."

Civilian Oversight Appeals to Many, But Is It Always Effective?

The controversial passage of a new voter-approved law in Los Angeles illustrates the complexities of civilian review boards. Experts say there are better ways for civilians to keep cops accountable.

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