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This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the judicially created “provocation rule” comports with the Court’s precedents.[1] The action under review, Mendez v. County of Los Angeles, involves an incident that occurred in the desert town of Lancaster, California, where sheriff deputies unlawfully

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Newton’s Third Law states “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Perhaps this principle applies equally to social progress and the enlargement of freedom, inclusion, and equality in the United States of America. Our history is littered with instances of intense and

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Earlier this year the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC) launched Disillusioned for Disenfranchised, an initiative that paired incarcerated Massachusetts residents with volunteers from their home county to vote jointly in this year’s general election. The details were open-ended, but CJPC recommended partners start with a

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Marijuana and the Right to Bear Arms: Is It Time for a Change? [caption id="attachment_10185" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Liberty Viral[/caption]   This November, nine states will have marijuana initiatives on their ballots. Five of these states—Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—will be voting on marijuana legalization for

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Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline Due to Hurricane Matthew A federal judge ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended contrary to the Governor's wishes due to the impact of the hurricane on Florida citizens. District Court Judge Mark Walker stated that "This case is

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