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What Thurgood Marshall would most likely say about our justice system

The Marshall Project The Marshall Project is a not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system …   Our name is an homage to Supreme Court justice and crusading civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall.   via The Marshall … Continue reading

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You CAN change the world. Demand impeachment of 5 @USSupremeCourt Justices.

Impeach The Supreme Court Citizens United, McCutcheon And Hobby Lobby 5 Another day, another breathtakingly corrupt Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Now they say that corporations, the most amoral legal fictions ever contrived, can impose on their … Continue reading

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ABA Journal lied about Marcus Wellons’ execution. It was botched.

  Prison official faints during execution; sentence was upheld despite jurors’ gag gifts, drug secrecy The execution of a Georgia inmate went off without a hitch on Tuesday, although a prison official fainted during the procedure. via Prison official faints … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: let’s talk about the “culture of corruption.”

Grand jury indicts Batterson, Dorworth on violating public records law – Orlando Sentinel In April, Batterson was indicted by the panel on three bribery-related charges for allegedly offering a $5 million-a-year expressway-authority contract to a consultant in exchange for hiring … Continue reading

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Lousiana state hypocritally bases appeal on affects to other Sunbelt states

Appeals court halts Angola death row temp changes | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana A recent order by a federal judge in Baton Rouge requiring the state to immediately begin lowering the temperature at Louisiana State Penitentiary’s death row was postponed … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Justice Review Project Ends After Just One Exoneration

Originally posted on Dare to Think:
The Justice Review Project run by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is being shutdown after just one exoneration (Robert Dewey, left).  The program was started in 2010 to review hundreds of old cases throughout…

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Judge inflicts slightest of slaps on prosecutor’s wrist for Brady violation.

Judge kicks prosecutor off cases for withholding evidence – The Orange County Register Goethals found Petersen committed an intentional “Brady violation.” He was referring to Brady v. Maryland, the case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled prosecutors must turn … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court, Florida governors: On the record as declining to give a damn.

Why Is a Florida Man Facing Life in Prison For Lending a Friend His Car and Going to Sleep? | The Nation Several years ago I read a piece in The New York Times by Adam Liptak about Ryan Holle. … Continue reading

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Unethical AZ prosecutor Richard Wintory suspended for 90 whole days.

State bar suspends prosecutor in handling of Tucson murder case The State Bar found Wintory committed wrongdoing by repeatedly communicating by phone with a confidential intermediary who had been appointed to assist the defense in uncovering mitigation evidence as part … Continue reading

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(An incomplete) Dissent by Chief Judge Kozinski, USA v Kenneth R Olsen. Judge Kozinski is being congratulated on the content of his dissent, although Brady v Maryland (1963) and Connick v Thompson (2011) aren’t the only Supreme Court of the … Continue reading

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