In a disturbing new report, two academics argue that incentives—from career gains to lab test payments—may be leading to high numbers of false convictions in American courts. They call for more study, but also for a systemic overhaul.
After working out a plea bargain that shortened his time in prison from a life sentence to 24 years, Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty Thursday to deliberately killing Afghan civilians last year and agreed to talk about his alleged Army accomplices.
Prediction: It’s the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, not Iraq, that will unravel the Bush empire. Abramoff will follow the lead of his partner, Michael Scanlon, in copping a plea bargain with prosecutors, whose likely targets include Tom DeLay, many other congressional Republicans and key players in the administration.