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Crimes, Criminals, and the Insanity Defense

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

At the heart of the NGRI defense is the claim the defendant either lacked the capacity to know right from wrong (was brain-damaged, intellectually impaired) or had a mental disorder when the crime was committed, causing an inability to act within the law's requirements.

Lent: A Reflection On The Sin of Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentencing

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When a life sentence stands between a child and redemption, it's a cross of sorrow we all bear. When we adults allow the penalty to get the best of an imprisoned child, we all lose.

SEC Announces Big Policy Shift, After Judge Struck Down Citi Settlement

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators will no longer let companies settle civil cases without admitting...

State Budget Cuts Mean Logjams In Criminal Justice System

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and ...

Sam Stein

Bush DOJ Praised Criminal Convictions Of Terrorists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Republicans take full aim at the Obama administration's decision to let the Department of Justice oversee the prosecution of terrorism cases, it is...