Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Judge dismisses Wauwatosa curfew case but allows plaintiffs to replead the complaint.
Madison.com: Pushback on bill to strip parental rights from those in prison.
NBC: Progressive prosecutors blocked by tough-on-crime legislators.
“Prosecutors seeking to reform the system or address racial inequities are being targeted by partisan legislators,” said James Woodall, a public policy associate at the Southern Center for Human Rights. “This bill is an attempt to take away their discretion.”
Vox: Financial help for those released from prison in Florida.
A new pilot program is now pushing guaranteed income into a new frontier by focusing on a potentially controversial constituency: formerly incarcerated people. The outcome of the program may help define the political bounds of just giving people money.
Nation of Change: Lawsuits put a price on climate damage.
The New York Times: Thoughts and a podcast on the U.S. Supreme Court mistakes regarding rights.
“Getting race wrong early has led courts to get everything else wrong since,” writes Jamal Greene. But he probably doesn’t mean what you think he means.
Greene is a professor at Columbia Law School, and his book “How Rights Went Wrong” is filled with examples of just how bizarre American Supreme Court outcomes have become. An information processing company claims the right to sell its patients’ data to drug companies — it wins. A group of San Antonio parents whose children attend a school with no air-conditioning, uncertified teachers and a falling apart school building sue for the right to an equal education — they lose. A man from Long Island claims the right to use his homemade nunchucks to teach the “Shafan Ha Lavan” karate style, which he made up, to his children — he wins.
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