Congress passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994 in the wake of several high-profile violent crimes. The Act, originally written by Joe Biden and signed into law by Bill Clinton, expanded federal criminal law. Among the Act’s provisions was an amendment
Clara Foltz was the founder of the public defender movement, and she created the first published proposal for public defenders through the text of her 1893 speech at the Chicago World’s Fair. She envisioned the public defender as a powerful figure capable of challenging the
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
This week, crowds gathered to protest against gun violence, debate over the death penalty for non-homicide crimes is revived, and Facebook’s stocks plummeted in light of recent controversy.
Criminal Legal System
Sessions Tells Prosecutors Death Penalty on the