California Near to Ending 150-Year-Old Posse Comitatus Law

SACRAMENTO — California is moving to eliminate what state legislators call an outdated Wild West law requiring that citizens help police upon demand. Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure eliminating the California Posse Comitatus Act of 18...
Photo of guard towers and razor wire in Terre Haute, Ind.

Resumed Federal Executions Raise Death Penalty’s 2020 Stakes

WASHINGTON — The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, r...