Post Tagged with: "criminal justice"

Tweets are Speech, Too

Tweets are Speech, Too

July 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

Why Teen’s Arrest for “Terror Tweet” was Unconstitutional by Evan Bernick: Apparently, police are not so busy with violent crimes that they don’t have the time and resources to arrest teenagers for staying stupid things on the internet. They might want to consider using their spare time to brush up […]

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Depositing a Little Common Sense into the Law

Depositing a Little Common Sense into the Law

June 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm 30 comments

by Kathleen Hunker: Did you know that small business owners can be prosecuted for making repeated cash deposits of under $10,000? Randy and Karen Sowers, owners of a successful Maryland creamery, learned that accounting detail the hard way when the federal government seized $62,936 from their company’s bank account and […]

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Dystopian Executions in Japan

Dystopian Executions in Japan

May 9, 2013 at 8:45 am 3 comments

by Laura Giunta The secrecy surrounding the death penalty in Japan is an egregious encroachment of basic human rights. Even proponents of the death penalty should support reform. Imagine you sit on death row.  You live in an isolated cell, where you are forbidden to speak to other inmates.  The […]

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There is No “War on Terror”: Why the Boston Bomber is Not an Enemy Combatant

There is No “War on Terror”: Why the Boston Bomber is Not an Enemy Combatant

April 24, 2013 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Evan Bernick On Tuesday, pressure cooker bombs designed to kill and maim transformed the Boston Marathon into what looked like a war zone. The cruel, calculating, and devastating character of this act of terror, together with evidence that the suspects hailed from a breeding ground of Islamist terror and […]

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Why Conservatives are Concerned about the Death Penalty

Why Conservatives are Concerned about the Death Penalty

March 22, 2013 at 8:15 am 3 comments

by Marc Hyden Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty is a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles. We came together to shatter the myth that conservatives blindly support the death penalty, as well as to create a forum to network and to speak […]

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Retribution Doesn’t Get Us to the Death Penalty

Retribution Doesn’t Get Us to the Death Penalty

February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

by Matthew Cavedon My friend and colleague Ryan Mulvey rests his recent defense of the death penalty on the theory of retribution. The punishment of a criminal, he writes, “must fit his crime; this could even mean the loss of his life.” That’s not the way retribution actually works in […]

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Judge’s Mandatory Church Attendance Does Not Violate the U.S. Constitution

Judge’s Mandatory Church Attendance Does Not Violate the U.S. Constitution

January 8, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

by Adam Freedman Can a judge sentence you to church?  An Oklahoma judge’s decision to require a youthful offender to attend church has provoked near-universal criticism as an unconstitutional breach of religious freedom.  But the conventional wisdom is wrong: the judge’s sentence does not violate the Constitution. Shortly before Thanksgiving, […]

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