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Why 15-Year-Old Travion Blount Got More Than 6 Life Sentences for a Crime in Which No One Was Hurt

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, as one of his last acts in office, reduced the sentence of a 23-year-old African-American inmate named Travion Blount to 40 years in prison, making him eligible for release at age 55.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Case Against Strauss-Kahn May Be Falling Apart

Prosecutors in the case of a housekeeper who is charging Dominique Strauss-Kahn with sexual assault are reportedly expected to dismiss felony charges after discovering the woman’s credibility is severely lacking.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 READ MORE



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More Trouble for John Edwards

He’s already faced blowback on the personal and professional levels, and now former-presidential-hopeful-turned-tabloid-philanderer John Edwards can add legal problems to his woes. On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted him on campaign finance charges.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Jeff Chiu

Three Strikes and Civil Rights

The racism within the police-court-prison system is one of America’s most neglected evils, as is the impact it has on the poor African-American and Latino communities that are home for so many released convicts.

Posted on May 9, 2011 READ MORE



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States Making It a Crime to Investigate Agribusiness Abuses

Several states, including Minnesota, Iowa and Florida, are considering legislation that would make it a felony for activists and journalists to carry out undercover investigations of agribusiness operations ... (more)

Posted on Apr 28, 2011 READ MORE


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Plaxico Burress Heads to the Slammer

Not two years ago, NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress was on top of his game, helping the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII in a surprise victory over the New England Patriots. On Thursday, he was on his way to jail for two years after pleading guilty in a felony weapons case.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 READ MORE


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Blagojevich Racks Up 16 Felony Charges

It’s now eminently clear that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s media blitz to gain sympathy after he was ousted from office in January hasn’t helped his case, as he was charged with a whopping 16 felony counts on Thursday. However, Blagojevich wasn’t in Chicago to receive the bad news in person—he was vacationing near Disney World with his family.

Posted on Apr 2, 2009 READ MORE


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McClellan Testifies, Sells More Books

The most recent stop in former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s book tour was Capitol Hill, where he testified about his own participation in the Valerie Plame affair and the involvement of both Bush and Cheney in attempting to cover up the treasonous tracks of 2007 felon of the year Scooter Libby.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008 READ MORE


In the Vanguard of Criminalizing Abortion

What happens when abortion is a felony offense in any circumstance? Jack Hitt provides chilling answers in his brilliant investigative piece on abortion in El Salvador.

Posted on Apr 9, 2006 READ MORE


Former Top Bush Aide Accused of Refund Scam

The president’s former top domestic policy aide allegedly tried to swindle Target and Hecht’s stores out of more than $5,000. He resigned last month, claiming he wanted to spend more time with his family. (In some parts of the world, that’s called a lie.)
This is the guy LA Weekly called “a notorious homophobe, a ferocious enemy of abortion and an opponent of safe-sex education.”

Posted on Mar 12, 2006 READ MORE


Texas Roundup

No get-out-of-jail-free card for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.  A Texas court upheld a felony indictment for DeLay on charges of money laundering in connection with a 2002 Texas election. A separate indictment for criminal conspiracy was dismissed.

Posted on Dec 6, 2005 READ MORE


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