Law NPR stories on legal issues, court rulings, Supreme Court hearings, new laws and government investigations. Download the NPR Justice Talking podcast and subscribe to the Legal Affairs RSS feed.

Law

Michelle Kenney, the mother of Antwon Rose II, leaves the Allegheny County, Pa., Courthouse Friday. She did not show emotion as she heard former police officer Michael Rosfeld found not guilty in the death of her son. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gene J. Puskar/AP

Attorney General William Barr departs his home on Friday in McLean, Va. Barr notified Congress that he has received special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Robert Mueller testifies during a Senate hearing in 2013. The former FBI director was appointed special counsel in the spring of 2017 after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Copies of a letter from Attorney General William Barr advising Congress that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/638169023/706027721" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

LGBTQ, immigrant rights and criminal justice reform groups, launched a coalition, Decrim NY, in February to decriminalize the sex trade in New York. Erik McGregor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Erik McGregor/Getty Images

Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/705354179/705979834" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chief Justice John Roberts attends the 37th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 7, 2014, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A sample image of "Papa" Renty and his daughter Delia, taken in 1850, are displayed during a press conference announcing a lawsuit against Harvard University on Wednesday in New York City. Kevin Hagen/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

People line up to enter the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/705211168/705252865" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In this sketch, Judge Amy Berman Jackson presides over a court hearing for Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington, D.C., in February. Jackson is among the women judges playing a central role in the Russia investigation. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Dana Verkouteren/AP

For those familiar with Justice Neil Gorsuch's record, his vote was not a surprise. He previously served on the federal appeals court based in Denver, a court that encompasses dozens of recognized Indian tribes. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A jury in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer. The company denies the connection. Haven Daley/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Haven Daley/AP

Mohan Sudabattula, a senior at the University of Utah, shows posters he found on campus from the white nationalist group Patriot Front. Nate Hegyi/KUER hide caption

toggle caption
Nate Hegyi/KUER

Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Bebeto Matthews/AP

Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/704424675/704535540" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lee Boyd Malvo, pictured in 2003, listens to court proceedings during the trial of fellow sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad in Virginia Beach, Va. Martin Smith-Rodden/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Martin Smith-Rodden/AP