"Arguably you sold your country out," the judge tells the ex-national security adviser, raising the prospect of prison for lying to the FBI.
The special counsel makes the stunning allegation with details to come later. It could mean more jail time or charges for a key witness.
The verdict against the two men under the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act is met with international condemnation. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the government's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
A study finds that Muslims who plot violence get seven times more news coverage than non-Muslims and sentences that are four times longer.
Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, argues that the U.S. isn't putting enough people behind bars. He ignores the fact that when ex-felons are allowed to reintegrate into society as productive, tax-paying citizens with voting rights, they are far less likely to reoffend.
Influenced by algorithms, judges who are racially biased might actually hand out milder sentences to minority defendants. But some experts worry that, in the big picture, an imperfect science may work against the accused.
In the latest scale back of the nation’s war on drugs, the president has ordered the release of eight people serving from 15 years to life sentences for crack cocaine crimes that no longer would qualify for such harsh punishment.
Nearly 3,300 people around the country -- about two-thirds of them black -- are serving prison sentences for nonviolent crimes. And four of five were drug-related. In a new report, the ACLU explores the human cost of policy failure.
Citing such sketchy precedents as rulings in the cases of Enron's Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, Bernard Madoff's legal team filed an appeal at a New York federal court on Friday requesting that their client be released on bail until he is sentenced on June 16.
The Supreme Court decided on Monday that federal sentencing guidelines, a kind of back seat judging considered by many to be racist, should be treated as "advisory" and not at all mandatory. Justices Alito and Thomas, to no one's great surprise, were the only dissenters.