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Clinton Calls For Criminal Justice Reforms, Protested By Black Student Activists

Oct 30 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton called on Friday for a series of criminal justice reforms that include a ban on racial profiling by law enforcement and elimination of …

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Paul Ryan’s Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

WASHINGTON — Two of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) newly empowered committee chairmen took immediate advantage Thursday of the freshly elected leader’s pledge to give power back to committees …

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Justice Department Under Pressure To Investigate ExxonMobil For Climate Change Cover-Up

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates and environmental groups are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate whether ExxonMobil has been deliberately covering up the truth about climate change …

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Defense Secretary’s Criticism of Military Judge Order Could Derail 9/11 Case

When Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, called a military judge’s order “outrageous” earlier this week, they probably didn’t …

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Desperate Law Schools Are Admitting Way Too Many Poorly Qualified Students

As their application numbers collapsed in recent years, a good number of law schools were forced to choose between their academic standards and their finances. With fewer qualified candidates to go around, some decided …

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Senators Call Out Fraternities, Sororities For Backing Safe Campus Act

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called out national fraternity and sorority groups for lobbying to support a bill that would limit college sexual assault investigations. Taking aim at the …

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Florida Executes Man After Waiting On Death Row For 30 Years

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was executed Thursday nearly three decades after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, young daughter and two in-laws. Jerry Correll, 59, was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m. …

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Money Flooding State Court Elections Threatens the Promise of Equal Justice

Special interest money is flooding into our state Supreme Court elections, gravely threatening the impartial justice that our Constitution promises — and raising troubling questions about whether courtroom …

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Judge in 9/11 Case Denies Accused’s Request to Fire His Lawyer

An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his lead lawyer, ruling the accused hadn’t shown the necessary …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is The Queen Of The Internet. And That’s Pretty Much The Law.

One of the most tired clichés in Supreme Court lore is the idea that today’s dissents are tomorrow’s majorities. It’s a thing. Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows it. Dissents are often lonely, loud and legally …

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