Archive for November 30th, 2010

U.S. District Judge Puts Oklahoma’s Question 755 on Hold »

Yesterday, Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued a preliminary injunction stopping the Oklahoma State Board of Elections from certifying the election results for State Question 755, which prohibits the state courts from “look[ing] to the legal precepts of other nations and cultures” when deciding a case. Question 755 specifically states that courts “shall not consider international...
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Can the Federal Courts Release State Prisoners Because of Overcrowding? »

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue. The case arises out of California where on average 2 inmates must occupy the space constructed for just one. A three-judge panel issued an order capping the total prison population at 137.5 percent of design capacity. This result must be achieved within two years. The...
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