The Gentle People
Impressed by their piety, courts have permitted the Amish to live outside the law. But in some places, the group's ethic of forgive and forget has produced a plague of incestand let many perpetrators go unpunished.
By Nadya Labi
The Last Lord Chancellor?
England is on the verge of stripping its most hallowed legal official of his power to sit as a judge, appoint judges, and be speaker of the House of Lords, but it may let him keep his title.
By William Goodhart
Man And The Machines
It's time to start thinking about how we might grant legal rights to computers.
By Benjamin Soskis
Taking into account decades of scientific research, New Jersey is reforming its lineup procedures to reduce the number of false identifications. But it's never easy to pick a criminal out of a crowd.
By Jascha Hoffman
Using sophisticated mathematical models, a group of four economists has proven that a country's legal history greatly affects its economy. At least they think they've proven it.
By Nicholas Thompson
In a race for the Ohio Supreme Court, one candidate spoke freely about his views and the other filled his war chest. Guess who won.
By Andrew Goldstein