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  • ACLU: Judge imposes 'pay or stay' sentences on poor

    July 27, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Detroit-area judge known for sending poor people to jail if they can’t immediately pay fines, saying the “pay or stay” policy is illegal and creating a debtors&rsquo

  • Liberals lament first 10 years of 'Roberts Court'

    July 27, 2015

     ROCHESTER, NY — While liberals were cheering some of the final decisions to come out of the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of June, they are not giving high marks to the first 10 years of the court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

  • ABA House ponders student debt, financial counseling

    July 27, 2015

    The American Bar Association House of Delegates, which determines association-wide policy, will take up a proposed resolution at the upcoming ABA Annual Meeting that seeks more financial counseling and transparency for students considering or in law schoo

  • Plea for sentence reduction nixed by governor

    July 27, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has refused to reduce the life sentence of a Grand Rapids man who was a 16-year-old getaway driver in a store robbery that ended with the fatal shooting of a cashier.

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