Criminal Justice

A former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer were found guilty of money laundering and embezzling millions of euros from property sales.
The Vatican on Monday abruptly abandoned its extradition request for an Italian woman wanted on embezzlement-related charges. The case would have tested whether Italy considers the Vatican a place where someone can get a fair trial.
Kevin Clarke January 04, 2021
Philip Allen Lacovara, who served as special counsel to Watergate prosecutors, described the president’s call to election officials in Georgia as “a new low in Trumpian mendacity and abuse.”
Judith Sudilovsky December 04, 2020
Israeli police arrested a Jewish man after he allegedly threw a firebomb inside the Basilica of All Nations at Gethsemane Church on the Mount of Olives Dec. 4.
Inmates at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Nicholas Goldrosen November 19, 2020
In “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis writes that punishment must include “healing and reintegration into society.” A sentence of life without parole, writes Nicholas Goldrosen, violates this principle.
James T. Keane October 27, 2020
An exciting new version of Psalm 137 has been discovered, and it gives comfort to a long-suffering people.