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Is yawning and eye-rolling disorderly conduct?

A district attorney in an Illinois town has been told to write a definition for "disorderly conduct," after a woman was told to leave a city council meeting for rolling her eyes and sighing. Illinois state law defines disorderly conduct…

Life Without Parole For Juvenile Offenders is Cruel and Unusual

As long as a juvenile has not killed anyone, serving a life sentence with no chance of parole is cruel and unusual punishment. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that such sentences are unconstitutional. The Court said such a harsh punishment…