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Justice isn’t blind. Justice has the best vision.

June 7, 2016

Affirmative Action At Universities In Doubt As US Supreme Court Hears Arguments

The future of affirmative action at public universities appeared in some doubt Wednesday as the Supreme Court justices debated for a second time whether to strike down a race-based admissions policy at the University of Texas.

December 10, 2015

The Case Of Scott Panetti — And The True Meaning Of ‘Cruel And Unusual’

America must move past “eye for an eye” justice.

December 8, 2014

More Jurisdictions Defying Feds On Deporting Immigrants

Detainers, or notices from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requesting police to hold prisoners an extra two days for possible deportation, after the prisoner would ordinarily be released because the charges were dropped or bail was posted, are being ignored in many cities.

November 4, 2014

Prosecutors Appeal Pistorius’ Five-Year Sentence For Killing Girlfriend

The Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murder, but the South African National Prosecuting Authority will appeal the controversial acquittal.

October 27, 2014

Pistorius Starts Five-Year Jail Term For Killing Girlfriend

On Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius received the long-awaited sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend.

October 21, 2014

American Beheading Suspect’s Mother Apologizes In Video

A suspect in an Oklahoma City suburb beheading is due to be charged with first-degree murder as well as assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

September 29, 2014

France To Probe ‘Jihadist’ Bungle

France plans to look into the series of events that led to three suspected jihadists walking free from a Paris airport on Tuesday.

September 24, 2014

Grand Jury Now Has Until January To Decide Whether To Charge Ferguson Officer

By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch CLAYTON, Mo. — The grand jury considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown now has until Jan. 7 to decide. The extension of the grand jurors’ term of duty does not necessarily mean the job will […]

September 16, 2014

Man Gets $10 Mln For Wrongful Conviction In Rabbi Killing

New York (AFP) — A New York man was awarded $10 million after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer said. Jabbar Collins, now 42, was convicted and sent to prison for the February 1994 murder of Abraham Pollack, an Orthodox rabbi who had been collecting rent at […]

August 21, 2014

$1 Million Bail Set For Teen Suspect In Slaying, Rape Of 6-Year-Old Washington Girl

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The 17-year-old neighbor of Jenise Wright wasn’t arrested until Aug. 9, but he had caught the attention of investigators several days before, according to court documents filed in Kitsap Superior Court. A Kitsap Superior Court judge on Monday ordered Gabriel Z. Gaeta held for investigation of first-degree […]

August 12, 2014

State Supreme Court Upholds Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

By Patrick Marley and Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON, Wisc. — A divided state Supreme Court on Thursday tweaked a provision of Wisconsin’s voter ID law to put it in keeping with the state constitution, making it easier for people to get identification cards without having to pay anything. Despite Thursday’s rulings in two […]

July 31, 2014

Court Rejects California’s Death Penalty

By Maura Dolan and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — In an indictment of California’s death penalty, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that decades-long delays and uncertainty about whether condemned inmates will ever be executed violate the constitution’s ban on cruel or unusual punishment. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, […]

July 17, 2014

Scalia Set To Play Key Role In Supreme Court Smartphone Case

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s new champion of the Fourth Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year’s most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital contents of a cellphone confiscated during an arrest. Civil […]

April 28, 2014

Military Justice

March 24, 2014

Americans Still See Racial Inequality, Doubt That Obama Can Solve It

As the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedication on Aug. 28 approaches, people have begun to wonder the extent to which Dr. King’s dream of racial equality has become reality. Recent studies suggest that Americans have seen advances in civil rights but that the goal of full equality is not yet accomplished. While a USA […]

August 24, 2011