The arrest of the six Baltimore officers might seem hopeful, but without reform of the special set of rights that accused police officers enjoy in the state of Maryland, we shouldn’t expect very much to change.
Amid a slew of new court orders on voter ID laws, will states be able to prevent confusion among poll workers—the people who have the de-facto last word in determining whether you are eligible to vote?
The next federal election is four months away, and the Justice Department, for the first time in half a century, will lack the power to monitor polls in communities where monitoring is most needed.
What can the Justice Department do to resolve the Trayvon Martin case? In truth, not a whole lot. The state prosecution was the best opportunity to put Zimmerman behind bars. Federal charges are fraught with problems, and a wrongful-death suit might not give anyone a sense of closure.