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SCOTUS Ignores First Amendment, Allows Alabama to Force Muslim Man to Have Protestant Chaplain at Execution
Late Thursday night, five justices of the United States Supreme Court made a decision that was in equal parts lazy and cowardly. SCOTUS faced a last-minute appeal from an Alabama death row inmate; that appeal wasn’t about the unfairness of death penalty generally, or about the inmate’s innocence, or even about clemency. It was about the inmate’s request to have a religious figure of his choosing by his side during his execution – and about Alabama’s insistence that only religious figures of its choosing would be permitted, even if that meant a Muslim man’s execution would be presided over by a Protestant chaplain.
prisonSystemAbuse  religion  judicialStupidity  judicialOverreach 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell should drop the lame excuses. Let the Senate vote on bipartisan justice, prison reforms.
The U.S. could take an overdue step toward justice and this Congress could notch a bipartisan achievement if only Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would allow a Senate vote on sentencing and prison reforms that have support from President Trump and across the political spectrum.
prisonSystemAbuse  governmentIncompetence  oligarchy 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Constitutional Amendment 4 passes, restoring voting rights to former felons
Oliver called Florida “the disenfranchisement capital of America” and said the process for felons to regain voting rights was “insane.”
casteingTheLowerClass  governmentOverreach  voterSuppression  prisonSystemAbuse  win 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Netherlands to close more prisons as crime rate continues to fall
The cabinet is considering closing a further four prisons because of falling prisoner numbers, the AD said on Wednesday. Sources...
governmentIncompetence  win  prisonSystemAbuse 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Black Defendants Get Longer Sentences From Republican-Appointed Judges, Study Finds
The study, from two professors at Harvard Law School, also found that women fared better before Republican appointees than Democratic ones.
casteingTheLowerClass  judicialOverreach  prisonSystemAbuse  racism 
may 2018 by joeybaker
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