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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

No no no not again

13-year-old boy killed for BB gun:

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This story was co-published with The New Yorker. It is not subject to our Creative Commons license. In the late summer of 2009, lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission were preparing to bring charges in what they expected would be their first big crackdown coming out of the financial crisis. The investigators had been […]

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On Wednesday morning, Robert De Niro attended a virtual reality Storyscapes event held at the headquarters of the Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded. At one of the booths was a former prison inmate who spent three years in solitary confinement. As the Oscar winner walked by, the former inmate grabbed him and asked him […]

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Newsweek: In a major blow to gun companies, a judge in Connecticut on Thursday decided the lawsuit brought by 10 families affected by the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School against the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting will continue. The families are suing the maker, distributor and seller […]

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The Texas Forensic Science Commission recently recommended banning the use of bite mark evidence in criminal cases because of possible mistakes by forensic dentists that could result in wrongful convictions. It is the first time an agency has officially challenged a forensic technique that’s been used in US courts since the 1890s, despite plenty of […]

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Right? I wondered the same thing. Of course, by the time driverless cars are mainstream, I’ll be dead: In February, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a letter to Google saying that a driverless vehicle’s artificial intelligence system or computer can be considered the driver of a self-piloted vehicle. According to the letter, “NHTSA […]

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The Biden rule

PHOENIX, March 24 2016 – President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia. For weeks Republican senators have said they will not hold hearings on any Obama nominee to the Court during the last year of his presidency. They have cited past statements from Democratic […]

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WASHINGTON — The nation’s highest military appeals court has upheld the court-martial conviction of a Missouri man whose racist-sounding diatribe against President Barack Obama raised tough free speech questions. The former soldier, who at one point claimed to have connections to Missouri’s Ku Klux Klan, forced a closely divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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The headline should read “a night when citizens stood up.” It’s also seen as a major win for Black Lives Matter, as former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor Michael O’Malley won the Democratic nomination for County Prosecutor in the Cleveland area, and Kim Foxx won the Democratic primary for Cook County state’s attorney Tuesday night, Prosecutors […]

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It didn’t take long for Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the kibosh on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Antonin Scalia. Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell started with this, “It is a president’s constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice and it is the Senate’s constitutional right to act […]

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