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Posts tagged "criminal justice"

Sending fewer juveniles to adult court

It was 1971 when the voting age in the US was set to 18 years of age. Prior to that it was 21. At 18, a child legally becomes and adult. That independence grants many benefits, but it includes a new range of consequences and punishment too. The general attitude across the country is that people are responsible for their actions at 18. That they are adults.

How does impeachment work?

Impeachment is a word most people have grown up with. From Nixon to Clinton, and let's not forget Andrew Johnson in 1868, three US presidents have faced impeachment. Of those three, two have faced formal impeachment votes in the House of Representative and one resigned. Zero have been removed from office by the legislative branch.

Can politics threaten the neutrality of the Supreme Court?

Some people embrace a spirited political debate and others cover their ears and run for the hills when the "p-word" comes up. Two things that are certain are that most people aren't neutral about the subject and that politics cannot be completely ignored.

Mass shootings and presidential rhetoric: Has Trump fanned the flames of hatred?

After a pair of mass shootings left 31 people dead last weekend, the usual questions are back in the spotlight: How could this happen? How can people with such violent proclivities get their hands on such powerful weapons?

Supreme Court: Prosecution's pattern of race-based jury selection is unconstitutional

In a case that spans decades, a black Mississippi man was convicted four times for the 1996 murders of four furniture store employees - three white, one black. Four times, he was sentenced to death.

"Making a Murderer Part 2" highlights hurdles in the postconviction process

A few years ago, "Making a Murderer" took Netflix by storm, probing the depths of reasonable doubt and shedding light on the limits of the criminal justice system.

Kanye requests pardon for Chicago gangster in 10-minute White House rant

Kanye West is on a roll. After an off-air rant in support of President Trump at his SNL appearance earlier this month, he went on to meet with the president himself at the White House last week. Instead of a dialogue, however, Trump found himself upstaged when Kanye launched into an impassioned 10-minute monologue.

Bill Cosby's sentence for sexual assault: Too lenient? Or too heavy-handed?

His lighthearted, family-friendly image long gone, comedian Bill Cosby is serving a prison sentence of three to ten years at a state correctional institute in Pennsylvania. The sentence came down months after Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a young woman. With good behavior, he'll likely serve only three years.

Should Kavanaugh nomination go forward in light of serious allegations?

It's one of the biggest marks a president can leave on the judiciary: a Supreme Court nomination. And Trump has a narrow window of time to get his pick - federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh - confirmed. The Supreme Court term begins October 1st, and the looming midterm elections threaten to disrupt the GOP's dominance in the Senate.

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