Justice

Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
The critical Violence Against Women Act is set to expire at the end of this month.
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
In August, inmates renewed protests against solitary confinement and racially biased sentencing.
Idaho’s economy depends on ‘foreign-born’ workers
Idaho’s economy depends on ‘foreign-born’ workers
Immigration raids threaten the $10 billion dairy industry in the Gem State.
National Park Service chief expands sexual harassment probe
National Park Service chief expands sexual harassment probe
Upcoming survey to determine if misconduct at the Grand Canyon represents a widespread problem.
Grand Canyon abolishes river district in response to sexual harassment allegations
Grand Canyon abolishes river district in response to sexual harassment allegations
The abrupt decision leaves the future of NPS river management up in the air.
The darkness at the heart of Malheur
The darkness at the heart of Malheur
A Westerner traces the roots – and meaning – of the Oregon occupation.
Missoula’s rape problem
Missoula’s rape problem
Jon Krakauer’s latest book explores a flawed justice system that fails victims.
In southern Utah, a ranger is jailed under questionable circumstances
In southern Utah, a ranger is jailed under questionable circumstances
The region has a history of sheriffs butting heads with federal land agencies.
Recent criminal justice reforms by state
Recent criminal justice reforms by state
California has led the way for other states to reduce prison populations.
The Bundy bust-up
The Bundy bust-up
Charges rain down on militant leaders of Bundy family standoffs in Nevada and Oregon.
Clean Power Plan stay spurs enviros into action
Clean Power Plan stay spurs enviros into action
The unexpected stay, plus attempts to block Obama from appointing a Supreme Court justice, energized greens.
West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff?
West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff?
Behind a lot of anti-fed sentiment, you’ll find ‘constitutional’ peace officers. Here’s why that’s worrying.
As oil prices drop, equipment theft climbs
As oil prices drop, equipment theft climbs
Some experts point to laid-off workers, who know how much the items are worth.
Scalia was Supreme Court’s leader on limiting environmental rules
Scalia was Supreme Court’s leader on limiting environmental rules
A conservative legal foundation fears its winning streak may be over.
Western states react strongly to Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan
Western states react strongly to Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan
Some states stop all work on cutting greenhouse gases but others forge ahead.
Can we make sense of the Malheur mess?
Can we make sense of the Malheur mess?
A writer finds camaraderie and despair inside the Oregon standoff.
Analyst: FBI let Malheur militants save face to end occupation
Analyst: FBI let Malheur militants save face to end occupation
Emotional negotiations with a like-minded Nevada state legislator may have helped FBI operation.
No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
Legal scholars debunk arguments about how founding documents support local control of all lands.
Graphic: The hidden connections of the Sagebrush Insurgency
Graphic: The hidden connections of the Sagebrush Insurgency
Where a sprawling network of actors find common cause.
The BLM’s arms race on the range
The BLM’s arms race on the range
The agency has armed up since 1978, but it’s still outgunned without local backup.
The rise of the Sagebrush Sheriffs
The rise of the Sagebrush Sheriffs
How rural ‘constitutional’ peace officers are joining the war against the feds.
Sugar Pine Mine, the other standoff
Sugar Pine Mine, the other standoff
How a small-time mining dispute in Oregon readied a network of militias for the Malheur occupation.
FBI veteran gives authorities high marks for Malheur crackdown
FBI veteran gives authorities high marks for Malheur crackdown
Occupier who was killed showed signs of ‘suicide-by-cop mentality.’
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