Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Loophole preventing federal charges against minors in terrorism cases

Jake Bleiberg, reporter, Dallas, and Mike Balsamo, Justice Department reporter, Washington, for discovering that a 2018 Supreme Court case had impeded the Justice Department’s ability to charge minors with supporting terrorist groups. Bleiberg was curious why an FBI investigation of a teen plotting an Islamic State-inspired shooting was prosecuted by local Texas officials. He and Balsamo exposed the loophole created by a SCOTUS ruling in a non-terrorism case that could prevent minors from facing federal charges for supporting international terrorism.

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