Blog Posts in January, 2014

The Stand Your Ground Law and the Use of Deadly Force

Our state's Stand Your Ground law specifically allows residents to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their safety or the safety of their loved ones. The law operates on the basis ...
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Decline of the Death Penalty in the U.S.

The climate surrounding the death penalty in the United States has been seeing some changes, according to a recent CNN article. According to the news story, death penalty executions in the U.S. have ...
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December 6th Marks the 80th Anniversary of the End of Prohibition

It was back in 1917 when Congress voted to enact the 18th Amendment to the Constitution thus prohibiting "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors." At the time the ...
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Family Asks Obama to Grant Non-Violent Drug Offender Relief from Life Sentence

The New York Times recently released a video documentary about a man, Jesse Webster, who has already served 18 years of his life sentence for a non-violent drug conviction. It was the Webster's ...
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The History and Future of the Three Strikes Laws

When an individual is convicted of committing a crime he or she will be sentenced in accordance with the severity of the crime. Individuals who commit violent crimes, particularly those involving ...
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DNA Helps Exonerate Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder

One of the most frightening scenarios an individual can imagine after losing a loved one in a senseless criminal act, is being convicted of causing his or her death. It is an unfortunate truth that ...
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