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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

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

RT @WSJ: Philanthropists, lawmakers push to get college education back on prisoners’ agenda. on.wsj.com/1JM42Qa pic.twitter.com/pYkFH4WXDp

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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Why the Prison Population Is Graying

blogs.wsj.com — Inmates aged 50 years and older represent the fastest growing population in federal and state prisons. In January, The Wall Street Journal highlighted research that attributes much of the growth to more middle-age offenders entering prison. Jeremy Luallen and Chris Cutler of research firm Abt Associates Inc.

Criminal Records Haunt Hiring Initiative

wsj.com — Employers face growing pressure to give Americans with criminal records a chance to compete for jobs. But such efforts have run into a bedrock underwriting principle that still guides business insurers: Someone who has been dishonest in the past is more likely to be dishonest in the future.

Car-Repair Notices Feed Lawsuits

wsj.com — Purported class actions quick to make use of service bulletins sent to dealers by auto makers Class action lawyers are seizing on service bulletins as they look for new cases to bring against auto makers, raising the risks for manufacturers when they notify dealers of possible vehicle problems. The so-called technical service bulletins have surfaced in purported class action lawsuits accusing BMW AG of leaky roofs; Honda Motor Co.
Jul 05, 2015

Car-repair notices feed lawsuits. Auto makers use bulletins to inform, plaintiffs turn tables on.wsj.com/1JHUrzi pic.twitter.com/Kk1d1ITFiR

Jul 06, 2015

Purported class actions quick to make use of service bulletins sent to dealers by auto makers on.wsj.com/1JHUrzi

Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case

wsj.com — iPhone maker is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book buyers A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The 2-1 ruling Tuesday by the Second U.S.
Jun 30, 2015

RT @brkend: Early coverage of the Apple e-books antitrust ruling, courtesy @joe_palazzolo. on.wsj.com/1T1cq5j

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Judges Turn to Risk-Evaluation Tools in Sentencing Decisions

wsj.com — Many Are Adopting More Systematic Approach to Assessing Likelihood of Reoffense Matthew Motley is between the ages of 21 and 29. That is six points against him. He is male. Two points. He has been incarcerated previously but not convicted of a felony. One point.
Jun 29, 2015

And here is a 2014 story on the use of risk assessments in sentencing: wsj.com/articles/judge…

Chief Justice Roberts Drops the L Word

blogs.wsj.com — If you read Chief Justice John Roberts's dissent from the Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling on Friday, you probably noticed how often he dropped the L Word. No, not love. That word only appears twice in his dissent. We mean Lochner, which appears no less than 16 times in his 29-page opinion.

Gay Marriage Ruling: What’s Next?

blogs.wsj.com — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled same-sex partners have a constitutional right to marry. That means, of course, that laws banning gay marriage will melt away. But how quickly? Does the ruling foreshadow other expansions of gay rights? Here is what you need to know about the decision.
Jun 26, 2015

RT @chungjoanna: Does the ruling foreshadow other expansions of gay rights? on.wsj.com/1eMqnWe

Jun 26, 2015

RT @chungjoanna: Does the ruling foreshadow other expansions of gay rights? on.wsj.com/1eMqnWe

Jun 26, 2015

RT @WSJ: Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of gay marriage, what's next? @wsjlawblog on what to expect: on.wsj.com/1Ja4CJQ

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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…

Jul 28, 2015

Administration to restore Pell grants for prison inmates in effort to cut recidivism. on.wsj.com/1LOokNv

Jul 27, 2015

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

Jul 27, 2015

Administration to restore Pell grants for prison inmates in effort to cut recidivism. on.wsj.com/1LOokNv via @WSJ

Jul 24, 2015

RT @chungjoanna: Appeals court revives lawsuit challenging CFPB’s constitutionality on.wsj.com/1JD6to6

Jul 23, 2015

RT @BillNye: This fills me with complete joy. What a time to be alive... cnn.com/2015/07/23/us/…

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