Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

States’ Rights . . . to Do What, Exactly?

By Mark Wilson So we’ve got a federal health care law, the federal government arguing for exclusive federal authority in immigration, and statutes that allow for federal prosecution of basically any crime if that crime involved using the mail or transmitting anything over a wire. Whither federalism?

Death Sentence Overturned Due to Racial Bias

by Billy Corriher Last week, Marcus Robinson was on death row. Now, he has been given a chance at life. His death sentence was overturned because the judge found that black jurors were systematically excluded in his trial. Judge Gregory Weeks issued an order overturning the sentence under North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act, which gives death row inmates the…

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