Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives. Why are police departments and prosecutors still using them?
Houston cases shed light on a disturbing possibility: that wrongful convictions are most often not isolated acts of misconduct by the authorities but systemic breakdowns — among judges and prosecutors, defense lawyers and crime labs.
U.S. investment funds like Vanguard hold big stakes in German stocks like Adidas. Ordinarily, a 15 percent tax would be withheld by the German government on dividends paid on the shares. Here’s how big investors shuffle shares around to avoid paying the tax.