Recently the attention on pot and Prop 19 have overshadowed a huge Humboldt County legal battle, a landmark case, the outcome of which has far reaching implications in the healthcare field and for senior citizens.
Yes, the right wing Republicans, who have so destroyed the soul of a party, are right. Arlen Specter never left the Democratic Party. It was the reasons he never left, his commitment to hope, promise and protection, that elude them.
I want Coakley to win. But the domestic abuse case she worked on as DA is an example of our government's failure to sometimes do something simple: Be curious, aggressive, and effective in victim crimes.
We've changed the debate. By articulating a strongly progressive, prevention-oriented platform and speaking directly and honestly about racial justice, we have reshaped criminal justice thinking in New York.
Are the decisions of Manhattan prosecutors racially neutral? Or does race play a role in prosecutors' decisions regarding bail, when to press charges, when to offer plea bargains, and the severity of sentences?
Republicans hoping to push through a potential amendment to the Defense authorization bill that would enable residents of states with lax gun laws to carry loaded, concealed weapons in states that have stricter regulations.