Tensions of the Week

The Bull in a China Shop

Imagine you are good friends of a couple, Tim and Chia, who own a large house and the business in ...
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Should the GOP Dump Trump?

"Great president. Most people don't even know he was a Republican," -Donald Trump [1] When Donald Trump came down the ...
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The Choice of Life or Death

July 28, 2017 ended the tragic controversy surrounding Charlie Gard and his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, who had ...
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Schoolhouse Gridlock

Last Tuesday, Arizona Senator John McCain gave a heartfelt speech, calling Congress to “work collaboratively to ensure the Senate discharged ...
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RSS The House

  • House Dem introduces measure urging Trump undergo mental exam August 18, 2017
    A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office.Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President...
  • Manchin rules out becoming Trump's Energy secretary August 18, 2017
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is quashing speculation that he'll leave the Senate to become President Trump's Energy secretary.The Democratic senator, who is facing a tough 2018 reelection bid, said at a town hall that he would not be jumping to the...
  • Pelosi endorses push to censure Trump August 18, 2017
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday endorsed an effort to censure President Trump for his equivocating response to the violence resulting from a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va.“Every day, the President gives us...

RSS The Courts

  • Incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision August 17, 2017
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to recent figures by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
  • Court Interpreters Deliver Justice in All Languages August 10, 2017
    In federal courthouses across the United States, access to justice requires the use of languages spoken around the globe.
  • Paper Reduction Saves Space, Cuts Costs August 3, 2017
    The judiciary has made it a mission to reduce space and cost, all while improving efficiency. A new U.S. Courts video shows how the Judiciary is reducing building space by storing files electronically, eliminating the need for large rooms to shelve paper documents.   
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences Decline, Sentencing Commission Says July 25, 2017
    The number of federal prison inmates sentenced under mandatory minimum laws decreased by 14 percent from 2010 to 2016, although they still make up more than half of all federal inmates, according to a new report by the United States Sentencing Commission.

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