Ernest Finney Jr., Rights Lawyer in ‘Jail, Not Bail’ Case, Dies at 86

He represented the Friendship Nine, who chose jail rather than fines after a 1961 sit-in. He went on to become South Carolina’s first black chief justice.

Lawmakers Confront F.B.I. Director Over Report on Black Extremists

The F.B.I. director faced sharp questioning over an internal report that some have said called to mind the F.B.I.’s illegal spying on blacks during the civil rights movement.

Trump Cracks Down on Crime, but Not on the Police Who Fight It

The president says the Justice Department has meddled too much in policing. But even police chiefs in Republican areas are frustrated with his rollback.