Judicial

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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Hey DOJ – see you in court!

Songwriters and composers have been relegated to the sidelines for way too long on an issue that directly affects their livelihoods.  So today, songwriter advocacy group Songwriters of North America (SONA) and a few individual songwriters...

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