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Louisiana AG says death penalty for drug dealers is up for debate

Louisiana AG says death penalty for drug dealers is up for debate

 

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By Emily Lane

elane@nola.com,

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

President Donald Trump’s proposal to use the death penalty on some convicted drug dealers as part of his […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Drugs, Law Changes, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Trump opidoid plan seeks death penalty for traffickers

Trump opidoid plan seeks death penalty for traffickers

 

By The Associated Press

 

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioiddrug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

 

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By The Washington Post

Brendan Dassey, whose conviction was highlighted in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Legal News, Murder, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Obamacare premiums could skyrocket in 2018 Affordable Care Act uncertainty

Obamacare premiums could skyrocket in 2018 Affordable Care Act uncertainty

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WASHINGTON – The Tribune News Service reports that early rate filings by Obamacare insurers suggest consumers will face significantly higher premiums for […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Law Changes, National Headlines|0 Comments

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that he has directed his federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe penalties possible, including mandatory minimum sentences, in his first step toward a return to the war on drugs of the 1980s and 1990s that resulted in long sentences for many minority […]

Who will run Louisiana’s investigation into the Alton Sterling shooting?

Who will run Louisiana’s investigation into the Alton Sterling shooting?

 

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Julia O’Donoghue reports that for 10 months, it’s been known that Attorney General Jeff Landry would lead any state inquiry into the […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Mexico to issue birth certificates at its US consulates

From the Associated Press.

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation.
Until now, Mexico has required citizens to get birth certificates at government offices in Mexico. […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Immigration, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Maryland Governor commutes sentences of all death row inmates to life.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has commuted the sentence of the state’s four remaining death row inmates to life in prison.

The state’s legislature ended the death penalty in 2012, making the highest sentence life in prison without parole.
Mr O’Malley said executing the remaining inmates “does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland”.
He added […]

By |December 31st, 2014|National Headlines|0 Comments

Malala accepts Nobel Peace Prize, says ‘change is coming’ for women

Malala accepts Nobel Peace Prize, says ‘change is coming’ for women
From Nola.com By The Associated Press
 
 
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai offered hope Wednesday that her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights — and to step forward to lead.
The 17-year-old girl shot by the Taliban in Pakistan in October […]

By |December 11th, 2014|National Headlines, People|0 Comments

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”
 
At FastCompany.com:
Last week, when President Obama addressed the nation following a grand jury decision to not prosecute Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, he seemed to bite his tongue and left a lot of things unsaid. On Monday, however, […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Law Changes, National Headlines, President Obama|0 Comments