Monthly Archives: March 2012

Court weighs US power over states in health case

It appears as if the Supreme Court is on track to making some potentially explosive changes in the way the federal government does business. On the surface their look at federal health legislation has far wider implications then health care … Continue reading

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Polk Sheriff Judd defends treatment of juveniles in jail

From the sheriff that gave you “You kill a policeman it means no arrest…no Miranda rights…no negotiations…nothing but as many bullets as we can shoot into you…PERIOD.” comes this revelation: ‘Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd denied Wednesday that any juvenile … Continue reading

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Court: Lawyers Must Adequately Help On Plea Deals

This could become a nightmare for the courts as it will undoubtedly be a rich source of appeals for both those in prison as well as those that have been sent to prison and released. Don’t know how it will … Continue reading

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Feds: Young inmates abused at private Miss. prison

This story has a similar undertone to that of the Feds closing the Dozier school in Florida which you will find in an earlier posting on this blog. The bottom line is why did it take the Feds to close … Continue reading

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Prisoner exodus in California continues, sparking safety concerns

This will prove to be an interesting development. What California is trying to do is push the cost and repsonsibility of housing and releasing those sent to prison back to the counties they come from without addressing the core problems. … Continue reading

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Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller Galvanizes the Debate

In today’s New York Times book reviews there is a wonderful review of a book by Michelle Alexander called Drug Policy as Race Policy. Ms Alexander is a talented person with impeccable credentials as a law professor. I have listened … Continue reading

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The Ten Worst Bills On Their Way to Rick Scott’s Desk This Year

This was too good not to include in its entirety: “…Here are the ten worst bills on their way to Rick Scott’s desk: 10. Pastel Pets For years, the only pink and yellow bunnies to be found in Florida were … Continue reading

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