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"Reduce prison populations by reducing life sentences"

The title of this post is the title of this new Washington Post piece authored by Daniel Nagin.  Here are excerpts: The imprisonment rate in the United States is now five times larger than it was in the early 1970s, and most of that increase happened at the state level.  Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis of the Sentencing Project have made a bold recommendation for unraveling mass incarceration — abolition of life sentences.  Most lifers are in state prisons. Research demonstrates that increases in ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, United States, Mauer, Douglas A Berman, Ashley Nellis, Marc Mauer, Daniel Nagin, Mauer Nellis

Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which asks whether the “discovery” exception to False Claims Act statute of limitations applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened. David Engstrom had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Gop, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Beltway, Louisiana, Usa Today, Flowers

Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins its March sitting with two oral arguments. The first case is Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, an appeal by Republican legislators of a lower-court ruling that requires 11 state legislative districts to be redrawn to correct racial gerrymandering. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which was first published at Howe on the Court. Amanda Wong and Jared Ham preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law has a g...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Npr, Louisiana, North Carolina, Flowers, Smith, The Washington Post, Cornell

Case study on the Ginsburg conspiracy theories in action

#WheresRuth. Even as the answer – working from home while recovering from cancer surgery – was covered by journalists and confirmed by the Supreme Court itself, this hashtag and similar ones populated Twitter in January and February. False allegations about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status ranged from standard political rumors (e.g., that she planned to announce her retirement soon) to massive conspiracy theories (e.g., that she was in a medically induced coma or that her death was being hid...
Tags: Post, Featured, Nbc, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Collins, ABA Journal, Woods, James Woods, Miller, Ruth, Ginsberg

Morning Docket: 03.15.19

* "This is not a normal vote. This will be a vote about the very nature of our constitution and the separation of powers." The Senate voted to reject President Trump's declaration of the national emergency, with 12 Republicans joining with their Democratic colleagues. Now, we'll wait for the reality TV spectacular that will be the president's first veto. [Washington Post] * A poster of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task F...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Copyright, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Deaths, Department Of Justice, Title IX, Donald Trump, Nirvana, Marc Jacobs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Kurt Cobain

Trump Admin Closing Int’l Immigration Offices, Could Harm Military Abroad

The Trump administration plans to close its international immigration offices, a move that would likely harm members of the military stationed abroad who are trying to apply for citizenship, The Washington Post reported. The move could also slow down family visa applications and adoptions. In an email obtained by the Washington Post, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna told staff that the work would likely be shifted to the State Department if an agreement is...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Immigration, Military, State Department, Trump, USCIS, Nicole Lafond, Francis Cissna, U S Officials, L Francis Cissna, Trump Admin Closing Int

Morning Docket: 03.11.19

* According to House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), special counsel Robert Mueller is making “a mistake” by not putting President Trump under oath for in-person testimony, since “he's made plain in the past [that] he feels it's perfectly fine to lie to the public.” [NBC News] * Per his lawyer, Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann will be suing CNN for at least $250M because the news network was “probably more vicious in its direct attacks” than the Washington Post. [The Hill]...
Tags: Reality TV, Texas, Maryland, Law, Washington Post, Government, Cnn, Serial, Deaths, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Adnan Syed, Law Schools, Sxsw, Trump, Reuters

Non Sequiturs: 03.10.19

* "I Thought I Could Be A Christian And Constitutionalist At Yale Law School. I Was Wrong." So writes Aaron Haviland, a 3L at Yale Law School. [The Federalist] * But if you can survive YLS as a conservative, you might thrive in the world beyond -- just ask Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who's now a powerful voice on judicial nominations. [Bench Memos / National Review] * How often does the Notorious RBG see a brief citing the Notorious BIG? Check out this fun read, filed in the Supreme Court on ...
Tags: Twitter, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Washington Post, Georgia, Rap, Sentencing, Free Speech, Fastcase, Alex Spiro, Yale Law School, TransUnion, Nancy Gertner, Stephen Cooper, Non-Sequiturs

Friday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that yesterday Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan testified about the Supreme Court’s budget at a congressional hearing, “field[ing] questions about cameras in the courtroom, law clerk diversity, partisan attacks on the judiciary, and the #MeToo movement.” Jess Bravin reports for that, according to Kagan, “Chief Justice John Roberts is weighing whether to create a code of conduct for members of the Supreme C...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Court, Indiana, Round-up, John Roberts, Jeffrey Toobin, Cato Institute, Robert Barnes, Howe, Jess Bravin, Alito, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Heritage Foundation

Morning Docket: 03.07.19

* Paul Manafort sweating today as he only has a few more hours to commit more crimes. [NY Times] * Wilbur Ross broke the law and violated the Constitution over census question. [Washington Post] * As a change of pace from the daily updates on the criminal activity of those in Trump's orbit, Canada's government is embroiled in a corruption scandal too. But it's a polite scandal. [CBC] * Driverless vehicles are going to revolutionize everything -- including the law. [Legaltech News] * A wide-r...
Tags: Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Fox, Canada, Fox News, Justin Trudeau, Cbc, Trump, Ny Times, Jimmy, FSU, Morning Docket, Wilbur Ross, Dan Markel

The Future of Legal Journalism is Here

The future of legal journalism is here and that future has arrived in the form of, according to Bob Ambrogi, its Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, addressing a standing room only audience of about hundred and fifty in Chicago last Thursday evening. Speaking at the Chicago Legal Innovation and Tech meetup at Skadden, Ambrogi’s passion and vision were keenly on display. If there were any doubters of his message, Ambrogi pushed them over the top with his down to earth conviction in wh...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Washington Post, Chicago, New York Times, Wisconsin, Lexblog, LexisNexis, Bernstein, Watergate, Supra, Woodward, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi, Ed Walters, Chicago Legal Innovation

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court released orders from Friday’s conference, adding a patent case to its docket for next term and declining to review two related cases involving public funding of religious institutions. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Jurist, Erin McCarthy Holliday covers the patent case, Iancu v. NantKwest, which asks whether a federal law allowing a patent applicant to seek review of a patent denial in district court but re...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Wall Street, Court, Bloomberg, Ap, Cnn, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Los Angeles Times, Round-up, Thomas, Copyright Office

Morning Docket: 03.04.19

* Was Michael Cohen involved in any talk about potential pardons? Lawmakers are now very interested in exploring this topic to find out if anyone was allegedly obstructing justice. [Washington Post] * As we've been hearing for a while now, special counsel Robert Mueller will submit his final report soon, and it's going to turn into a political firestorm. [Bloomberg] * Meanwhile, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says it’s "very clear" that President Trump obs...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, White House, Bloomberg, Comcast, Donald Trump, Pardons, Law Schools, Biglaw, American Bar Association, Legal Ethics, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller

"What The Washington Post put out is barely worth comment. WaPo committed gross journalistic malpractice and cannot undo its deeds..."

"... with an editor's note that purports to correct the record over a month after it led a frenzied mob in trashing a minor's reputation. The Sandmanns would never accept half of a half-measure from an organization that still refuses to own up to its error."Said Todd McMurtry, an attorney for the Covington Catholic schoolboy Nick Sandmann, quoted in Reason.I read WaPo's statement as basically a defense of its own coverage, as it took place in real time. It reads:A Washington Post article first p...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Kentucky, Journalism, Vietnam, Phillips, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Covington KY, Nathan Phillips, Diocese of Covington, Covington Catholic High School, Covington Catholic, Covington Catholic boys, Nick Sandmann, Todd McMurtry

"Democrats, GOP find rare unity on Cohen: They see a liar who proves their point"/"Mr. Cohen’s testimony may push each party further into its corner...."

The Washington Post and The New York Times have the same takeaway. Here's how it looks on the front page (just under the news that Trump's Vietnam visit with Kim Jong-Un ended early). WaPo:NYT:Click image to clarify and enlarge.I'm interested in the similarities and differences between these presentations, but the headlines I put in the post title are especially similar and sum up yesterday's drama in a way that appeals to me, as one of the Americans who have distanced ourselves from the day-to-...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, The New York Times, Vietnam, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Kim Jong, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Trump's new Congress

Thursday round-up

Amy Howe covers yesterday’s oral argument in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the court “seemed ready … to allow a 40-foot cross honoring soldiers who died in World War I to remain in place on public land in Maryland.” For , Jess Bravin reports that the “justice...
Tags: Usa, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, India, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Idaho, New York Times, Houston

Wednesday round-up

Today the justices close out the February session with an argument in the most notable case of the term so far, The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Npr, Economist, ABA Journal, American Legion, Round-up, Mark Joseph Stern, Howe, Nina Totenberg, Lambert

Morning Docket: 02.26.19

* Michael Cohen's three days in the sun begin. [CNBC] * Lawyers trying to hold back release in Kraft massage parlor matter. [WPTV] * Firm GCs are volunteering to mentor Biglaw on diversity. If they'd just live up to their commitment to take business away from firms that either don't make or make only a token attempt at diversity, they wouldn't need to hold these cute mentorship meetings. [American Lawyer] * Elon Musk is either completely ignorant of his legal obligations or doesn't care that ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Washington Post, Sex, Marijuana, Diversity, Human Trafficking, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Cnbc, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Michael Cohen, National Law Journal, Robert Kraft

Tuesday round-up

This morning the justices will hear oral argument in two criminal cases, both involving federal supervised release. First up is United States v. Haymond, a constitutional challenge to a statutory provision that requires judges to impose additional prison time on sex offenders who violate the terms of their supervised release. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Inst...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Ap, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Jackson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Cornell, Hyatt, American Legion, Round-up, National Review

Making the conceptual and statistical case for going well beyond the FIRST STEP Act

Keith Humphreys has this notable new Washington Post piece headlined "The new criminal justice law will modestly shrink prison populations. Should we go further?".   The piece has an important little chart that speaks interestingly to the reality of federal prison populations,and I recommend this piece in full.  Here are excerpts: The recently enacted First Step Act reduces criminal sentences and promotes rehabilitative programs within the federal justice system. Combined with earlier reforms i...
Tags: Law, Obama, Washington Post, United States, American Bar Association, Douglas A Berman, Keith Humphreys

Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court kicks off the second week of the February sitting with an oral argument in Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, which asks whether a private operator of a public-access TV channel is a “state actor” who can be sued for violations of the First Amendment. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Lauren Kloss and Nayanthika Ramakrishnan preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At Fox News, Cal...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Court, Ford, New York Times, Cosby, American Legion, Round-up, Reuters, Thomas, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Kenneth Jost, Jost

2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 7 (Content Moderation, Section 230, & More)

[ugh, somehow this got lost in my drafts folder. Sharing it now…] * Vice: “The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People.” If you read only one article on content moderation, choose this one. Things I learned included: Facebook has a policy for images depicting celebrities photoshopped with anus mouths/eyes. * New York Times: Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned * Washington Post: Jack Dorsey says he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works * Vice: In...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Law, Washington Post, Russia, Atlantic, New York Times, Islam, US Senate, Jack Dorsey, Sheryl Sandberg, Ny Times, Slashdot

Bill limiting suspensions a start at untangling worst-in-nation driver-license mess

Texas revokes more drivers licenses, by far, than any other state, The Washington Post reported last year. But House Corrections Committee Chairman James White wants to change that. He has a bill up in the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday that would rectify a small but unremittingly ill-conceived provision in the current law.Presently, Texas law doubles down on license suspension as a punishment, even when it fails to keep drivers off the road. When the Transportation C...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Bill, James White, Gritsforbreakfast, House Corrections Committee, Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

MAGA Teen Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

I guess high schools just don't teach defamation law anymore.
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Courts, Defamation, Maga, Nick Sandamnn

"The suit alleges that The Post 'targeted and bullied' 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann in order to embarrass President Trump."

I'm reading about the lawsuit against The Washington Post in The Washington Post.“In a span of three days in January of this year commencing on January 19, the Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent secondary school child,” reads the complaint.It added, “The Post ignored basic journalist standards becaus...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Nbc, Law, Washington Post, Wikipedia, Court, Journalism, Atlanta, Ted, Cnn, New York Times, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Catholic, John

Morning Docket: 02.20.19

* Hail Mary pass interference? President Donald Trump reportedly asked then-acting AG Matthew Whitaker if U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman (S.D.N.Y.) -- a "perceived loyalist" -- could be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe even though he'd already recused himself. [New York Times] * Chief Justice John Roberts once again sided with the Supreme Court’s liberals in refusing to agree with a Texas court’s decision to execute a death row inmate with intellectual disabilities, writing that the lowe...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Finance, Government, IPOs, Copyright, New York Times, Courts, Capital punishment, Pornography, Intellectual Property, Emoji, Donald Trump

Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority

President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according to a report in The Washington Post. The President’s decision is considered a win for the Air Force and Defense Department broadly, which had argued against setting up an independent military department based on their concerns that it would add new layers of bureaucracy, according to the Pentagon . Speaking at an event at The Brookings Inst...
Tags: TC, Star Wars, Post, Navy, Washington Post, US, America, Tech, Department Of Defense, Reagan, Military, United States, President, Army, Marine Corps, Pentagon

Morning Docket: 02.19.19

* 16 states, including New York and California, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump yesterday -- yes, on President's Day -- challenging his declaration of a national emergency. [NBC News] * Meredith Watson, one of the women to accuse Virginia Lieutenant Governor and MoFo partner Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, writes in an op-ed that she's willing to publicly testify about the allegations. [Washington Post] * North Carolina elections shenanigans: state investigators the allege Rep...
Tags: New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, Marijuana, Nbc News, New York Times, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Justice Department, Online Gambling, Gibson Dunn, Tony Evers

Report: More Than 300 Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, With Pro-Assad Forces Responsible for 98 Percent

Well over 300 chemical weapons attacks have occurred during the nearly eight years-long Syrian civil war, with President Bashar al-Assad’s government and its allies accounting for the vast majority of them, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing new research by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI).Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Syria, War, Military, Terrorism, Bashar Al Assad, Chemical Weapons, Syrian Civil War, Sarin, Chlorine, Barrel Bombs, Global Public Policy Institute GPPI

How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?

Finland has been a top contender on every Program for International Student Assessment survey.The country built a comprehensive education structure designed to offer citizens free education with no dead ends.The inspiration for Finland's approach was American education research and philosophers such as John Dewey.Finland's education system enjoys a lot of buzz lately. It is considered one of the best education systems in the world. It routinely outperforms the United States in reading, science, ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Washington Post, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, Testing, Innovation, Finland, Universities, Social Change, Don, John Dewey, Dewey, Pasi Sahlberg

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