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Will Civil Rights Protections Survive the Trump Era?

Representatives of NAACP and MALDEF tell a New Orleans conference they’ll fight any efforts by the next administration to turn back the clock on civil rights and justice reform —but they also hope they won’t have to.

Probe Finds Pre-Trial Detention Crisis in Cook County Jail

More than 1,000 inmates in the Chicago facility have been awaiting trial for more than two years. In extreme cases, inmates have been held without trial for more than eight years. Many simply can’t afford to pay bond, but the system is also crippled by police officers who fail to show up for scheduled court appearances.

Juror: Feds Failed to Prove Conspiracy in Refuge Case

In the first public explanation of the surprising acquittal of Ammon Bundy and his followers in Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge case, “Juror 4” tells The Oregonian that jurors were not affirming any of the occupiers’ beliefs. He says the judge “floored us” by saying there is no law against impeding federal officers.