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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

This may be too geeky for most of you, but I am always happy to see these stories: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from Virginia’s congressional Republicans to put a new congressional map on hold and allow the 2016 elections to proceed under the old boundaries. The high […]

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Big news out of the White House just now and a big step forward toward humane treatment of juveniles serving time in federal prisons. President Obama has signed an executive order banning solitary confinement of prisoners under the age of 18. According to the Washington Post, this order will affect approximately 10,000 inmates. Here’s the […]

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I couldn’t help but notice how little time was devoted to this story on cable news last night, especially since they all flogged it to death as an actual, undisputed event when they thought they could make Planned Parenthood look bad: A Houston Grand Jury investigating the bogus Planned Parenthood videos has returned a surprising […]

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God knows, the Catholic church has given us plenty of cause to doubt them on child sexual assault cases. But this story is really disturbing — and the author, Ralph Cipriano, is one of the few journalists who took on the Catholic church when it was still unthinkable — and lost his job at the […]

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WASHINGTON � The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Florida’s death penalty system on the grounds that judges, not juries, decide the key facts that determine whether a killer is condemned to die. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said this judge-driven system violates a defendant’s right to a jury trial. The ruling will […]

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Yet another reason to hate ambitious prosecutors — even though you probably already hated this one: In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart. This was a crime that merited a maximum two-year prison term. But prosecutors incorrectly applied a habitual offender law. Neither the judge nor the defense lawyer […]

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The weight of this is too much to bear. This time, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, was killed for carrying a toy gun, but it seemed like someone might be punished. We’ve seen the video, no sane person can defend this death. But they did; they refused to indict. It was “reasonable.” So we’re not having much […]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says Governor Tom Wolf has the power to suspend executions. Shortly after assuming office in 2015, Wolf issued a reprieve for an upcoming execution, saying “the capital punishment system has significant and widely recognized defects.” The governor implied he would grant a reprieve in any future executions, at least until a […]

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The accidental rapist

I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed how the strangest things happen to rich people, and then people misinterpret it! That poor, poor man: A MILLIONAIRE businessman has been found not guilty of rape after claiming he accidentally penetrated her when he tripped and fell. Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was initially accused of forcing himself on […]

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It’s such an obviously sensible thing, you have to wonder why they’ve fought it all these years: For years, veterans have called for medical marijuana treatments to help with their physical pain from recovering injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the Senate has finally responded. The Senate recently passed legislation that would authorize Veterans […]

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