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Supreme Court Removes D.C. Sniper Case From Docket

The Supreme Court was supposed to decide whether D.C. Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo could have his Virginia sentence of life in prison without parole reconsidered.

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Supreme Court Rules for Arizona in Death Penalty Mitigators Case

McKinney v. Arizona is an excellent illustration of the complexity and disagreement on the Supreme Court over the death penalty.

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DHS Releases Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking and Other Crimes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its first strategy to strengthen the United States’ role in combating human trafficking, the importation of goods produced with forced labor, and child sexual exploitation.

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The Supreme Court has stayed a nationwide injunction which disallowed the public charge rule from going into effect anywhere in the United States.

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Prisoner Litigation Case

The State and Local Legal Center’s (SLLC) Supreme Court amicus brief in Lomax v. Ortiz-Marquez  argues that a dismissal without prejudice for failure to state a claim counts as a strike under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).

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State Engagement With Local Justice: Interview With Alexander Holsinger

Though CJCCs are generally established at the local level, there are opportunities for state legislatures to encourage and support the work of these councils.

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Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils: Interview With Tiana Glenna

The National Institute of Corrections highlights three essential characteristics for a high-functioning CJCC.

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Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, Interview With Abbey Stamp

In 1995, Oregon passed legislation mandating that every county establish a Local Public Safety Coordinating Council). Each LPSCC must submit an annual summary to the state’s Criminal Justice Commission.

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State Engagement with Local Justice: Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils

Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, which bring together stakeholders to explore and respond to issues in the criminal justice system, are among the ways legislatures can engage with local governments to produce criminal justice reform.

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Increasing Collaboration Between Police and Mental Health Professionals

Law enforcement agencies and state lawmakers have been working to improve law enforcement responses and develop alternatives. Recent legislation has required or funded CIT training, authorized and funded crisis triage centers, and otherwise supported law enforcement efforts to deflect individuals with mental health needs away from criminal justice system involvement.

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