Judicial

The missing context in the BMI Consent Decree decision

Last Friday, Judge Louis Stanton rejected the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) interpretation of the department’s own consent decree governing the publishing rights organization (PRO) BMI. This was an unfortunate decision, especially considering...

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Expression equates to freedom

Society sways elected officials towards a desired direction through awareness and activism. The means to achieving both has been consistent throughout American history. That being public forums, gatherings...

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Some congressional failures are successes in disguise

Tis the season to bemoan what Congress failed to accomplish (again) this year. The list of casualties includes the usual suspects (like a budget) and the one thing both parties did seem to agree on: reforming America’s draconian mandatory minimum...

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Should we incarcerate children for skipping school?

Status offenses are generally crimes that are age-specific. For example, an adult would not be arrested for skipping school, running away from home, or disobedience to parents, but these are all potential offenses for juveniles. When the Juvenile...

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