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Connecticut SC: Death Penalty unconstitutional, indecent and serves no Penological purpose

The Connecticut Supreme Court has, in a recent judgment: Santiago vs. State, ruled that Death Penalty is unconstitutional  as it is “out of step with our contemporary standards of decency… 683 more words

Legal News

Supreme Court of Connecticut Strikes Down Death Penalty

On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional, sparing the lives of the eleven convicts who were on death row when the state abolished capital punishment in 2012. 600 more words

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U.S. Dept. of Justice: criminalization of homelessness is unconstitutional

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed an opinion in a relatively obscure case in Boise, Idaho, that criminalization of homelessness is unconstitutional, citing the “Cruel and Unusual Punishments” Clause of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. 93 more words

Liberty

Part 8(b): Australia's "irrelevant" crimes against humanity. Has "Bronnie", the former Queen of the skies cleared the way for a Federal Police investigation?

When it comes to Australia’s “irrelevant” crimes against humanity, I anticipate that the Australian Federal Police will continue with the same policies and practices in regard to the manner in which some federal politicians abuse the “Entitlements Fund”, a pool of money worth billions over the last 20 or 30 years. 3,072 more words

News And Politics

Court: Multiple murder convictions for 1 killing not legal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a longtime practice that allowed multiple murder convictions for one killing.

Justices ruled 7-0 that the practice violated constitutional protections against double jeopardy, which prohibit multiple punishments for a single crime. 289 more words

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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Texas Law that Prevents Minorities from Voting

In Texas Republicans tried to restrict the vote of minorities, by requiring the showing of a driver’s license at the polling place.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, … 31 more words

Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines

Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down that part of the state’s sentencing guidelines that requires judges to use facts not given to the jury to set mandatory minimum sentences. 673 more words

Constitutional Law