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Daily Archives: August 13th, 2015

Supreme Court fines state $100,000 a day for failure to comply with McCleary orders

Excerpt: This morn­ing, the Wash­ing­ton State Supreme Court, in a land­mark order that will turn heads and shoul­ders across the Ever­green State, ordered the state to begin pay­ing a $100,000 fine for each day that it fails to adopt a plan for ful­ly com­ply­ing with Arti­cle IX, Sec­tion 1 of the state Con­sti­tu­tion (“It is the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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Connecticut’s Supreme Court puts an end to all executions in the Nutmeg State

Excerpt: This is a great vic­to­ry for human rights that deserves to be cel­e­brat­ed: After a sweep­ing two-year review, the state Supreme Court out­lawed cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment in Con­necti­cut, say­ing the state’s death penal­ty no longer com­ports with evolved soci­etal val­ues and serves no valid pur­pose as punishment. The 4–3 deci­sion would remove 11 con­victs from Con­necti­cut’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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