- The Louisiana House passes a bill to expand the death penalty. This, after Glenn Ford was just exonerated after spending 30 years on death row. I also find it troubling when legislatures create special classes of people whose murders get extra punishment. The implication is that their lives are worth more.
- The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of Michelle Byrom, who was set to be executed. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is upset about this.
- Three New Jersey cops are arrested for allegedly planning retaliation against another cop who arrested an associate on DWI charges.
- A Louisiana appeals court upholds a 10-year sentence for a man found with $50 worth of marijuana. Bonus: The cops who arrested him were later found to have planted cocaine on the man’s cousin.
- A guide to cellphones and the Fourth Amendment.
- More trouble for the ATF, as a federal judge slams the agency for its “stash house stings” that have ensnared mostly low-level offenders.
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