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  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
  • Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers

    Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is changing the rules for refugees and asylum seekers in the United States so that people will no longer be barred entry for providing incidental or unintentional support to terrorist organizations. The new...
  • A woman for judge

    On Jan. 15, Sen. Mark Kirk (IL-R) announced the formation of a statewide, non-partisan Judicial Search Committee. This Committee has been formed to recommend a nominee for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,...
  • Former state Sen. Charles Calderon to run for L.A. judgeship

    Former state Sen. Charles Calderon to run for L.A. judgeship
    SACRAMENTO -- Former state Sen. Charles Calderon, a Democrat from Whittier, has filed papers to become a candidate for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. Calderon submitted a declaration of intent to run for Office Number 48, the seat of...
  • Justice Department working to nab Target data thieves, Holder says

    Justice Department working to nab Target data thieves, Holder says
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. confirmed the Justice Department is investigating the theft of financial and personal information of 110 million Target customers. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Holder said that while the Justice...
  • Target traces data breach to credentials stolen from vendor

    Target Corp. said cyberthieves stole credentials from one of the retailer’s vendors in order to access its system, according to an ongoing forensic investigation into a data breach that may have exposed information from as many as 110 million...
  • Senate committee votes to cut drug-related mandatory-minimum sentences

    Senate committee votes to cut drug-related mandatory-minimum sentences
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted, 13-5, on Thursday to slash mandatory-minimum sentences for many nonviolent drug offenses and to make retroactive a 2010 law reducing the sentences for possession of crack cocaine. The bill had...
  • Senate panel approves civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

    On a straight party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved civil rights lawyer Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adegbile, a longtime voting-rights specialist for the...
  • Mass surveillance proves pointless

    Mass surveillance proves pointless
    In times of war and national emergency, it's sometimes necessary to sacrifice civil liberties to secure vital gains in public safety. In those cases, we may have to accept a loss of privacy or freedom rather than invite mass slaughter of Americans....
  • Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
  • Revenge porn legislation sails through committee, floor vote next

     
    A proposal to criminalize revenge porn was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee after a few amendments that changed the penalties. Revenge porn occurs when a spurned lover takes a parting shot at an ex by posting nude......
  • Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue

    Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...