Friday, December 20, 2013

CRL&P Daily Reads: Dec. 20, 2013

New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriages; could Indiana be the next state to do so? Ohioans are split on the issue; and, Texas gubernatorial candidate invites gay people to support his campaign even though 'anyone who participates in that activity' should be executed.

But, executions in U.S.  reach the lowest point in 40 years; while heat on death row in Louisiana prison is cruel and unusual.

Pennsylvania woman files a federal lawsuit alleging the county sheriff prevented her from whistleblowing against local ambulance services; Miami Gardens PD face a civil rights lawsuit alleging a pattern of Fourth Amendment violations; and, former Des Moines officer faces civil rights charge for kicking a detainee in the head.

NPR asks whether NSA task force report went far enough; some say it increases the likelihood of reform; and, privacy groups urge immediate changes.

Texas's new voter registration cards riddled with errors.

Civil Rights Litigation, Fourth Amendment, Prisons and Prisoners, Same-sex marriage, Stop-and-frisk, Theories of Punishment | Permalink


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