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Blind Judge Makes History, Joins Michigan’s Supreme Court

Richard Bernstein officially joins the Michigan Supreme Court in a few days. But he’s been working off the clock since November, preparing for 10 cases in an extraordinary way – memorizing the key points of …

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‘Blue’ rallies show support for law enforcement

As thousands of law enforcement officers and civilians alike gathered Saturday to pay their final respects to one of two New York officers gunned down as they sat in their patrol car, scores of people joined in …

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Seed libraries struggle with state laws limiting exchanges

For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state …

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Ex-judge’s wife to plead guilty in Texas revenge plot

The estranged wife and accused accomplice of former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams will plead guilty Tuesday to murder in connection to the 2013 assassinations of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and a …

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Does Texas need a ‘Merry Christmas’ law?

Here we go again. Christmas is upon us, and that means some people are getting sensitive about holiday greetings. In modern-day Texas, however, residents are now statutorily permitted to use the greeting of their choice …

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Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie shoot down Port Authority reform legislation

Gov. Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up Saturday to kill legislation designed to reform the much maligned Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rather than sign the bill supporters say would have …

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Ft. Bend Police, Prosecutors Accused of Abuse in SWAT Incident

Chad Chadwick has something many citizens can only covet – a spotless record. “These cops are out of control. They are ruining good people’s lives. I am a good man. I have done everything I can to show …

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Using Defamation to Uncover the Truth About Cosby

Allegations that Bill Cosby committed sexual assault against dozens of women have been the subject of much speculation over the past few months. Cosby himself had not spoken on the topic until this weekend, when he …

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Top 10 Ways to Fix the Criminal Justice System

It’s that time of year when people are making lists and checking them twice. Here is my action list about ways to fix the criminal justice system, with suggestions for steps we all can take. What would be on your …

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Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers

In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to …

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