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Trump, Clinton, and Emails: The Latest Election Updates

Live CoverageThe Editors<p>Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in the final sprint to Election Day.

Hillary Clinton

Every Character Who Has Died on Game of Thrones

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These Types of People End Up More Successful and Make More Money

• Self-discipline is a better predictor of success than IQ.<p>Happiness translates into success and happier people are more successful. Just don’t be too …

3 Things You Can Do to End Police Killings and Fix the Criminal Justice System

We're doing a lot of talking. That's good. Now let's make them accountable.<p>Since the shooting of Mike Brown, more than 14 black teens have been killed by the police, including 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a boy in Cleveland, Ohio who was murdered less than two seconds after police arrived at a …

Our So-Called Justice System

5 Popular Exercises You're Wasting Your Time On

When is the last time you did something just because you saw everyone else doing it? Like many things in life, just because something is popular, doesn't make it the best choice.<p>This is also true of the exercises we perform at the gym. Chances are, you've done (or still do) some of the exercises …

32 modern romantic comedies that are entirely sufferable

The general rule of thumb when it comes to romantic comedies is that they're something a site such as this should steer clear of. After all, it's a …

Romantic Comedy

Pozner and Dodd: “The Only Three Rules of Cross-Examination”

by Jamison Koehler on January 26, 2014<p>Much of what I needed to know about cross-examination came from a one-hour training session at the public …

Sentencing and the Cult of Personality

In a CNN op-ed, Northern District of Iowa Judge Mark W. Bennett (the other Bennett, as he’s called around here) and former AUSA, now lawprof, Mark …

Sentencing Law and Policy

January 5, 2014<p>"The Punishment Imperative The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America"<p>The title of this post is the title of this notable …

Sentencing Law and Policy

December 10, 2013<p>"Harsh Sentences Are Killing the Jury Trial"<p>The title of this post is the headline of this forceful commentary at <i>The Atlantic</i> …

This Is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

There's no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the <i>why.</i> We know the what and the how, and we can see systemic problems, but it's rare to …

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Reality Check: Barely A Ripple, But A Ripple

In the aftermath of Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will change its charging mechanics slightly by …

Will Holder’s Half-a-Loaf Fix It?

Reports have been coming out for the past few days that Attorney General Eric Holder will make a major announcement today at the ABA Annual Meeting. …

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Challenging the Ghost of “Parallel Construction”

When Reuters “broke” the news that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division engaged in what was euphemistically called …

Eric Holder unveils new reforms aimed at curbing US prison population

The US government took the first tentative steps toward tackling its 1.5m-strong prison population on Monday by announcing that minor drug dealers would be spared the mandatory minimum sentences that have previously locked up many for a decade or more.<p>Reversing years of toughening political …

Sentencing Law and Policy

August 11, 2013<p><i>New York Times</i> column spotlights extreme application of ACCA in <i>US v. Young</i><p>A few weeks ago in this post, titled "A few shotgun shells …

Searching a Person Based on the Smell of Marijuana

<b>The question.</b> Many cases hold that the smell of marijuana provides probable cause to search a vehicle. <i>See, e.g., State v. Greenwood</i>, 301 N.C. 705, …

Cannabis

Another Handy Map of the U.S. Shows Each State’s Biggest Liquor or Beer Brand

The only downside to Steve Lovelace's Corporate States of America map, showing the most famous brands founded in each of the 50 states, was that …

Life in the Digital Age: Is There Such a Thing as a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

A few weeks ago, I presented a webinar about the Fourth Amendment in the digital age. In preparation, I tried to find out as much as I can about the …