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2 indecipherable criminals laws have been sending people to prison since the 80s

First, Rex wrote a detailed code of laws, but, to avoid confusing the public, kept it secret. "To Rex's surprise this sensible plan was deeply resented by his subjects. They declared it was very unpleasant to have one's case decided by rules when there was no way of knowing what those rules were," …

FAN 56.1 (First Amendment News) Constitutional & Criminal Law Experts File Brief Defending Gov. Rick Perry — First Amend. & Other Defenses Raised

This morning an amicus brief was filed in the case of <i>Ex Parte James Richard “Rick Perry”</i> (App. Ct., 3rd Jud. Dist.); this is how it opens:<p><i>Amici are</i> …

U.S. Federal Courts

Forensic science is badly in need of reform. Here are some suggestions.

Last week, the state of Mississippi terminated its 20-year relationship with medical examiner Dr. Steven Hayne. Hayne has come under fire from fellow …

Duluth man charged with sexually assaulting neighbor

Authorities arrested 48-year-old Robert Earl Leatherberry last week after a five-month investigation into the allegations made by his …

Crime

Supreme Court may reconsider what is 'violent felony' in '80s-era law

The Supreme Court served notice Monday it is ready to reconsider the reach of a 1980s-era law that imposes an extra 15-year prison term on "armed career criminals."<p>The justices are not troubled because these mandatory prison terms are too stiff. Instead, they voiced concern with the law because it …

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Trial witness first in WA to avoid life jail term for murder, court told

A crucial witness in a Perth trial has become the first person in WA not to receive a life jail term for murder, a Supreme Court jury has been …

Crime

Six Minnesota Men Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

<i>Four Defendants Arrested in Minneapolis; Two Arrested in San Diego</i><p>A criminal complaint was filed today charging six Minnesota men with conspiracy and …

Corruption

Wal-Mart mysteriously closed 5 stores, and some people have a wacky conspiracy theory about why

The retailer said it closed the stores in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida because of persistent plumbing issues that could take as long as six months to fix.<p>More than 2,200 workers were laid off as a result and given two months of severance pay.<p>But some critics are skeptical that Wal-Mart …

Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist: Which Career Is Right for You?

What’s the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist? While both of these occupations allow you to help people with a variety of …

Mood Food: How to fight depression naturally with nutrition

<b>Can you eat your way to a better state of mind? Making certain changes to your diet might help with depression.</b>• <b>Want to listen instead of read?</b> …