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Mattoon IL school shooter waives jury trial

A 15-year-old boy accused of firing a gun and injuring a student in September has waived his right to a trial by jury.

Fewer jury trials, more plea deals nowadays

More Americans waive their right to a trial by jury nowadays, resulting in a few unintended consequences of mandatory sentencing laws.

Gitmo detainees may be allowed to plead

The president considers allowing Gitmo detainees to plead guilty to capital crimes, which would protect top secret information from being revealed.