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Somebody Please Take His Pardon Pen?

What do these two men have in common?

They are both bigots and haters, they have both broken the law, and they are both so well-loved by Donald Trump that he has used his pardon pen to exonerate them of any wrongdoing.  862 more words

Political Commentary

Federal jurisdiction and criminal justice in the Sooner State

The Supreme Court granted certiorari this week in Royal v. Murphy, a case at the intersection of federal jurisdiction, American Indian Law, and the death penalty.  1,093 more words

Attorney General's memo on pursuing drug-related capital crimes

This is a follow-up to my last post, from March 19.  Yesterday, March 20, the Attorney General circulated this memorandum to the United States Attorneys, “strongly encourag” federal prosecutors to “use” the existing capital offense statutes that involve drug trafficking predicates.  663 more words

Let's cook: Drug Trafficking and the Federal Death Penalty

Today, in remarks in New Hampshire, and via the White House website, the President announced an opioid prevention and enforcement plan and repeated his previous suggestions about imposing the death penalty for drug trafficking.  1,084 more words

Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The two main political parties compete to see which can be “tougher” on crime. Congress enacted 92 death-eligible crimes from 1974 to 2010. A first-time drug offense in the United States can lead to a life sentence. 2,151 more words


Trump and Thomas on guns, after Parkland

Gun law and policy dominated much of this past week’s news.  While the President expressed interest in supporting new measures, he also returned to some of the more extreme gun rights rhetoric that we saw during the campaign.  1,127 more words

2008-2016, 35 states cut imprisonment and crime rates simultaneously

❝ After peaking in 2008, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 11 percent over eight years, reaching its lowest level since 1997, according to an analysis of new federal statistics by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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