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The Other Death Sentence

Dianne Frazee-Walker Past the stench, unopened food containers, and manila folders covering the window of the “medical bubble” laid William “Lefty” Gilday in his own urine and feces. William Gilday had been tagged “Lefty” not because of his politics, but because he was a southpaw during his stint in the minor leagues. Gilday went from

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When Judges Attack: The Case of Todd Broxmeyer

Most legal observers would agree that when two respected jurists attack each other’s rationale in published opinions, there’s probably a good reason for it.  Sometimes it’s a case in which the stakes are high, as in the death penalty appeal where Judge Stephen Reinhardt for the Ninth Circuit called the opinion of colleague Alex Kosinski

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Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2013 Explores Federal Criminal Code

By Christopher Zoukis The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is expected to create a panel coined the “Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2013” later this week.  This panel will review the entire federal criminal code with the aim of slashing a number of the crimes contained therein, crimes deemed too technical, too petty, or those which should

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