Tag Archives: justice

Tough on Crime, Tougher on Reality

Monday night, sometime after the sun had gone down, Stephen Harper fulfilled his promise in overhauling the Canadian justice system. Bill C-10 passed through Parliament notwithstanding days of procedural delay from the opposition, and now the hypotheticals have become real.…

Split Opinion? Two Different Opinions Issued in Gitmo Case

Last year a federal judge ordered the release of a Guantanamo detainee, but the following day the judge’s order disappeared from the online docket, only to reappear days later heavily edited and altered. The government has now claimed responsibility, saying…

Department of Justice Acts to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Injunction

The Department of Justice has filed legal briefs in an attempt to stop a federal judge from issuing an injunction that would immediately halt the military from using the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. Earlier this month, the judge had…

Quick Justice? Will Parties Agree to Use Expedited Trials?

Post by Randall Ryder The State of California just passed a bill that now allows expedited jury trials in certain situations. While many parties are hailing the recent bill, will the new system be utilized? Under the bill, if both parties…

Study Shows Racial Disparity in Death Penalty Sentences

A new study evaluated death sentences over 28 years in North Carolina and found major distinctions depending on the race of the victim. In particular, the study found that a defendant was three times as likely to get the death…