Opioid medications do not perform significantly better than generic Tylenol for treating chronic back, hip, or knee pain, according to a study published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Recipients of protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are not target groups for arrest or deportation and should continue to file renewal requests, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Wednesday.
The New Mexico Land Commissioner is blocking the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) from accessing a one mile section of border wall near the Santa Teresa port of entry, claiming that the section was erected on a state land trust without permission.
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would hear arguments in the case of a Pennsylvania farm owner whose case could potentially overturn part of a previous ruling that critics have attacked as making it much harder for property owners to protect their rights in federal court.
The number of children hospitalized as a result of opioid overdose has nearly doubled since 2004, a new report published Monday in Pediatrics concludes.
America’s most-incarcerated state is taking steps to cut its imprisonment rates, and while a recent mass release of prisoners has provoked controversy, Louisiana state officials remain positive about their role as a model for the nation’s move towards sentencing reform.
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced four new nominees to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC), at least two of whom, if confirmed, would bring a tough-on-crime attitude to the federal government’s sentencing advisory body.
The White House announced Tuesday that it had sent Congress a framework for overhauling prison and criminal reentry in America, following up on a promise first issued by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address late last month.
The Department of Justice will create a new task force to combat the surging opioid epidemic, focused in particular on the contributions of opioid manufacturers and distributors to the epidemic’s rising death toll, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday.
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would take up the case of an Alabama man sentenced to death who, since his conviction, has suffered multiple strokes that have rendered him unable to remember the details of his crime.