Category: Law

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Winter Thaws Can Lead to Violent Crime Spikes: Study

Criminologists have long known crime rates go up in the summer, but new research published in the journal GeoHealth also connects sharp climate changes in cold weather to higher crime rates. Researchers looked at...

Law Enforcers Would Work Without Pay in Shutdown

The charged politics around funding a southern border wall has both parties struggling to keep the government funded as the clock ticks toward a partial shutdown at week’s end, the Wall Street Journal reports. With...

How ‘The Sentence’ Helped Sway Congress on Prisons

The pending prison reform bill in Congress owes some of its momentum to a little-known documentary marshaled by the bill’s backers to sway skeptical lawmakers, the Washington Post reports. “The Sentence” is an emotional...

‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster chose “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months, the Associated Press reports. Peter...

Kushner Played Key Role in Getting Prisons Bill Vote

Advocates of the prison-sentencing bill pending in the Senate say the efforts of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law were part of the reason Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reversed course and announced that...

Another Sasse Treatise on What Ails Us

Senator Ben Sasse is right about the deterioration of family life and the descent of U.S. politics into trench warfare; but he’s kind of self-righteous.