Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Veterans or Lawyers?

With the Republican primary constantly in the news, and with the Presidential election rapidly approaching, I thought I would open a debate about military and public service.  When looking at the President, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron … Continue reading

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Obamacare Is On the Line

Obamacare remains deeply unpopular among Americans. According to a recent New York Times / CBS News poll, two-thirds of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn at least some part of the healthcare law. Today, arguments opened at the Supreme … Continue reading

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California Releases 130,000 Prisoners Each Year: An Expert’s Perspective with Special Guest Jesse Jannetta

Sean invited me to share what perspective I have on the implications of Monday’s Supreme Court opinion requiring California to reduce its prison population by 33,000 (or 46,000, depending on which justice’s numbers you accept). This is a personal blog … Continue reading

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An Expert’s Perspective on California Prisons with Special Guest Jesse Jannetta

On Wednesday, I commented negatively on the Supreme Court’s recent vote of 5-4 that California’s overcrowded prisons violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. However, after speaking with friend and prison expert, Jesse Jannetta, I learned a thing or two … Continue reading

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Prison Overcrowding: It’s Like the Army!

“The three-judge court ordered the premature release of approximately 46,000 criminals — the equivalent of three Army divisions.” — Justice Alito On Monday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that California’s overcrowded prisons violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and … Continue reading

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