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SCOTUS to Look at Anonymity in Ramos v. Louisiana, NAACP Calls Rules Racist

Nearly every state in the union requires a unanimous jury verdict in cases regarding felony crime charges.


On the Fence: Trump’s Border Plan Rapidly Evolving

President Donald Trump is vacillating on policy proposals aimed at securing the southern border, and in recent days has fired off tweets ranging from criticism of Democrats in Congress to threats to close the border altogether.


Abortion Back in the Spotlight as SCOTUS Issues Ruling in Louisiana

Reproductive rights have increasingly come into the national spotlight as states in every corner of the nation have recently begun to tinker with what’s considered permissible.


Post-Vegas, Lawmakers Fire Barrage of Gun Reg. Proposals

The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left 58 concertgoers dead, and saw about 500 injured, has lead to a litany of legislative proposals aimed at preventing similar incidences.  


Immigration Advocates Rally Around Establishment Clause

The legal cat-and-mouse game surrounding President Donald Trump’s travel ban has sparked a new round of criticism and posturing as the administration and immigration advocates continue to volley the policy.


9th Circuit Takes Issue with Trump’s Assertion Immigration Ban is Not Reviewable

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven mid-east counties will continue to go unenforced as judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the executive order failed to meet necessary constitutional criteria.


Trying Youths in Adult Court Has Lasting Negative Impacts: Sentencing Project Report

A new report points to a higher rate of violent recidivism when juveniles are pushed into the adult criminal court system.


Sessions, DACA’s Fate Among Immigration Uncertainties Heading into Trump Presidency

Immigration advocates are preparing for major changes in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, and have both criticized Trump’s proposals as well as issued recommendations to undocumented immigrants amid policy uncertainty.


Felony Voting Restrictions Impact Record 6.1M Americans

A recently released report from the Sentencing Project shows a record 6.1 million Americans will be prohibited from voting due to laws restricting certain felons from pulling the lever.


Congress Overrides Obama Veto for 1st Time, Passes Sponsors of Terror Act

For the first time, Congress overrode one of President Obama's vetoes and enacted the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorists Act. So reports The New York Daily News.


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