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Justified or cruel?

When I saw the story about the Cleveland woman who was ordered to hold a humiliating sign as punishment for passing a school bus on the sidewalk, it got me thinking about the point where a court-ordered punishment goes from ...

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Texas inmate prepares for 3rd trip to death house

LIVINGSTON, Texas — What Cleve Foster remembers most about his recent brushes with death is the steel door, the last one condemned Texas inmates typically walk through before their execution. “You can’t take your eyes off that door,” he says. ...

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No charges dismissed for Manning in Wikileaks case

FORT MEADE — A military judge refused on Thursday to dismiss the most serious charge against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Col. Denise Lind rejected a defense motion to throw out ...

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Report: Sentences handed out by federal judges still vary widely

WASHINGTON — A new study shows that federal judges are handing out widely disparate sentences for similar crimes 30 years after Congress tried to create fairer results, but the differences don’t line up with the party of the president who ...

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Baltimore County ‘marrying judge’ accepts private reprimand

Maryland District Judge G. Darrell Russell Jr. has agreed to a private reprimand for having performed the marriage of a domestic violence suspect to his alleged victim, then dismissing the criminal complaint because the newlywed wife could not testify against ...

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Rangel faces punishment, seeks fairness and mercy

WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel of New York pleaded Thursday for “a drop of fairness and mercy” as he braced for likely punishment for his ethical misdeeds. The Harlem Democrat, who rarely sticks to a script, released prepared remarks for ...

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