Finally, Some Congressional Action on Criminal Justice

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It took a lame-duck session to do it, but Congress has approved one of its most significant pieces of criminal justice legislation during its two-year term that ends this month: the Justice for All Act.

The measure, which had considerable bipartisan support, should help the testing of evidence in rape cases, expand post-conviction DNA testing, strengthen crime victims' rights, and help states improve their systems to represent poor people in criminal cases.

The Senate approved the bill . . .

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