Should grand juries handle police shootings?
Some California lawmakers may move to take police shooting cases away from the secretive grand jury and into open hearings

When torture’s no crime, but exposing it is
Critic: CIA’s Bush-era torturers go free, but the CIA officer who exposed their methods has been prosecuted by Obama’s DOJ

Accountable government: The devil’s in the emails
Expert: Senate’s torture report relied crucially on preserved emails—often the only evidence of what was going on

Court: Record’s prior release must be proved
Government can’t keep a record from you that’s been shared with someone else in the public—if you can prove it was shared

Court: Retaliatory firing’s motive is what counts
You can sue your employer for firing you on suspicion of whistleblowing—even if you never actually blew the whistle