Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and Activist, Passes

On September 18, 2020, we lost a prominent member of the United States Supreme Court. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after serving 27 years on the Supreme Court. Originally appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Ginsberg was best know for her activist nature. She spent a lifetime working for gender equality for…

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JUSTFAIR New Tool Gives Power Back to the People

A powerful new tool called JUSTFAIR now allows the public to dig through federal sentencing archives to see exactly what federal judges are doing with sentencing. It’s the first time the public has been able to see all the major federal sentencing data in one place, without having to hunt around and piece it all…

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Jurisdiction of White Collar Crimes

In 2014, the Bureau of Justice (BJS) conducted a study regarding white-collar crimes and their handling in various jurisdictions. However, what precisely classifies as a “white-collar crime” is rather abstract. For the sake of this study, the BJS defines it as: “Any violation of law committed through non-violent means, involving lies, omissions, deceit, misrepresentation, or…

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Brain Scan Evidence in Criminal Sentences

Brain Scan Evidence in Criminal Sentences Does Information About the Brain of a Defendant Help or Hurt in Criminal Sentencing? A Fascinating Experiment Gives Us the Answer  Creative criminal defense attorneys are now using brain evidence more frequently in criminal sentencing throughout the U.S. Brain scan data, such as that taken from an MRI or…

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Sentencing for Juveniles: The Problem of the Juvenile Lifer

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Are juvenile offenders constitutionally different from adult offenders? In dealing with the issue of sentencing for juveniles, the United States Supreme Court answered that question in the affirmative in two landmark decisions. In 2012, the Supreme Court decided Miller v. Alabama, which held that imposing a mandatory life without parole sentence for a juvenile offender…

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