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Kansas Court System Faces Potential Shutdown After Ruling

blogs.wsj.com — A ruling this week by a Kansas judge put the courts on a collision course with the state legislature and raised the specter of a shutdown of courthouses statewide. The confrontation stems from budget legislation passed by the Republican-controlled legislature in May containing something akin to a self-destruct button.
Sep 03, 2015

Kansas Court System Faces Potential Shutdown After Ruling on.wsj.com/1EEiiia

Sep 03, 2015

When your court budget includes a nonseverability clause, stuff like this might happen on.wsj.com/1O0Km0Y v

Meet the Judge Who Lifted Tom Brady’s Suspension

blogs.wsj.com — Richard M. Berman, the federal judge who lifted Tom Brady's four-game suspension Thursday, has said he is a news and television junkie. The former general counsel for Warner Cable Corp. and MTV Networks Inc. will probably be seeing a lot of himself in the next few days.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Charges in Freddie Gray Case

wsj.com — Baltimore judge rejects allegations of misconduct by prosecutor A Baltimore judge denied a bid by six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray to have their case dismissed, rejecting allegations of misconduct against Baltimore's top prosecutor.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @WSJ: Judge declines to dismiss charges in Freddie Gray case: on.wsj.com/1JyybmF

Sep 02, 2015

RT @scottmcalvert: Judge declines to dismiss charges in Freddie Gray case on.wsj.com/1hUgOGb via @WSJ

Sep 02, 2015

Judge won't dismiss charges against police officers in Freddie Gray case. @joe_palazzolo reporting from Baltimore: wsj.com/articles/judge…

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Why It Now Costs So Much to Renounce Your Citizenship

blogs.wsj.com — For the foreseeable future, Americans who want to renounce their citizenship will have to pay more than $2,000 for the pleasure. The State Department made waves about a year ago when it increased fees to $2,350, more than five times the old charge of $450, via an interim rule subject to public input.

Rule Would Impel Big Funds to Strengthen Controls

wsj.com — Treasury proposal would force some hedge funds and other big money managers to adopt money-laundering requirements The Treasury Department will soon propose rules that would force some hedge funds and other big money managers to adopt money-laundering controls, a shift that would open the firms to regulatory costs and scrutiny that have weighed heavily on banks in recent years.
Aug 08, 2015

Hedge funds, other money managers, will soon need to adopt money-laundering controls on.wsj.com/1IrYLj2 via @WSJ

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Appeals Court Ruling Sets Higher Bar for Cellphone Searches

wsj.com — Federal agents violated suspects' rights in obtaining records without a warrant Federal agents violated the Fourth Amendment rights of armed-robbery suspects when they obtained their cellphone records without a warrant, a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled on Wednesday. The ruling by the Richmond-based Fourth U.S.
Aug 05, 2015

Appeals court ruling sets higher bar for cellphone searches on.wsj.com/1M60Pj6 via @WSJ

Aug 05, 2015

RT @joe_palazzolo: Appeals court ruling sets higher bar for cellphone searches on.wsj.com/1M60Pj6 via @WSJ

Study: ‘Fair Sentencing’ Law Leads to a Decrease in Crack Prosecutions

blogs.wsj.com — A federal law that closed the gap in sentence severity for offenses involving crack cocaine and those involving powder cocaine has led to fewer federal prosecutions and a reduction in the federal prisoner population, according to a new report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Aug 03, 2015

Study: ‘Fair Sentencing’ Law Leads to a Decrease in Crack Prosecutions on.wsj.com/1HmjBMQ via @WSJ

Obama’s Plan to Restore Grants for Prison College Programs Gets Mixed Reviews

wsj.com — Some lawmakers bristle funding while inmate advocates say it will reduce criminal lapses WASHINGTON-The Obama administration's plan to restore funding for in-prison college programs won praise from inmate advocates Tuesday, alongside allegations that officials are ignoring the will of Congress and eschewing the needs of law-abiding students.
Jul 28, 2015

Obama’s plan to restore grants for prison college programs gets mixed reviews on.wsj.com/1IpxRFt via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2015

Inmate advocates see pilot program as breakthrough; critics see overreach on.wsj.com/1IpxRFt via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2015

Obama’s plan to restore Pell grants for prison college programs is getting some mixed reviews on.wsj.com/1IpxRFt

Jul 29, 2015

A top House Repub said he's open to debate on student aid for prrisoners but accused Obama admin of stifling debate on.wsj.com/1IpxRFt

Jul 29, 2015

Obama’s plan to restore Pell grants for prison college programs gets mixed reviews on.wsj.com/1IpxRFt via @WSJ

Reversing the Decline of the Civil Jury Trial

blogs.wsj.com — If you've been to a federal courthouse lately, you might have been struck by the pin-drop silence. Fewer than 1% of federal civil cases are resolved by juries these days, down from 5.5% in the 1960s. The picture is the same in state courts. The 75 largest counties in the U.S.
Jul 28, 2015

Stephen Susman has jump started an @nyulaw program to research the decline of the civil trial, giving $2 million blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/07/28…

Philanthropists, Lawmakers Behind New Push for College Education in Prison

wsj.com — Philanthropy groups and lawmakers are giving college education for prisoners a fresh look, as criminal-justice policies around the country place greater emphasis on preparing inmates for life beyond bars. Public funds for college education largely dried up in the 1990s, when Congress rendered prisoners ineligible for federal grants.
Jul 27, 2015

Philanthropists, lawmakers push to get college education back on prisoners’ agenda on.wsj.com/1InLjJT via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

Philanthropists, lawmakers push to get college education back on prisoners’ agenda on.wsj.com/1InLjJT

Jul 27, 2015

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Jul 27, 2015

Philanthropists, lawmakers push to get college education back on prisoners’ agenda on.wsj.com/1InLjJT via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2015

Hed doesnt do story justice ... Philanthropists, lawmakers push to get college education back on prisoners’ agenda on.wsj.com/1InLjJT

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