The Justice Department said last week that holding people in jail because they can’t pay a fine is unconstitutional. This has been an effort on the part of several organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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And then there was no more capital punishment in CT
The state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Connecticut’s ban-lite on capital punishment is unconstitutional. From America’s Oldest Continuously Published Newspaper: The 4-3 decision effectively removes 11 convicts from Connecticut’s death row and overturns the latest iteration of the state’s death penalty, a political compromise effective April 2012 that barred death sentences going forward but …
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They’re coming for your rights
But then, isn’t that always the way of things? Some members of the GOP are pushing a 20-week abortion plan — HR 36 — that is about as unconstitutional as it gets. Here’s an explanation about why this proposed ban runs counter to the law. From RH Reality Check: That’s the central holding of Roe. You …