In the first lawsuit of its kind, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) won a key ruling Tuesday allowing a federal lawsuit challenging the State of Connecticut’s discriminatory practice known as “prison gerrymandering” to proceed.
Congress shouldn’t rest on its laurels following the landmark sentencing overhaul bill signed into law in December, writes one of the original advocates of the legislation. He argues the changes should be part of a major ongoing effort to reform the U.S. justice system.
President Trump on Wednesday praised Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which is meeting in Washington, D.C. Acevedo has been a respectful but fierce and consistent critic of the president.
Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination find themselves in the odd situation of trying to prove they aren’t tough on crime. Still, data suggest that spending money to hire more police officers — an idea espoused by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — is a sound approach.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder visits Iowa on Tuesday in advance of a decision on a possible run for president. He plans to assail the Trump administration’s “corruption, stunning incompetence and shameful intolerance.”
A joint congressional inquiry is demanding that National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hand over internal documents showing whether the NRA made “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” to the campaigns of Donald Trump and several GOP Senate candidates.
Justices on Texas’ two high courts have been among the most vocal critics of a system that requires justices to run as partisan figures but rule as impartial arbiters, and the state has been challenged in court over the practice.
Houston police chief Art Acevedo called gun violence “arguably one of the greatest public health epidemics facing the nation everyone in this room loves and serves” at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
“What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault,” said Vanessa Tyson, a fellow at Stanford University and associate professor at Scripps College. She accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex during the encounter, which took place during the Democratic National Convention in Boston.