Vermont AG passes buck on 41-conviction hit-and-run driver

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Issues, Judiciary, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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What first appeared as a goodwill gesture by Attorney General TJ Donovan to the people of Tinmouth quickly turned into a lesson on passing the buck.

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Mississippi Legislature wraps up session by passing key reform bills

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

The Mississippi Legislature left town last week after passing some key reforms, but left some unfinished budgetary business.

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Pennsylvania House votes to block release of info on police shootings

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The bill would bar public officials from releasing the identity of a police officer involved in a shooting or other use of force for 30 days.

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Vermont AG comes out hard against Trump immigration policies

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan filed an amicus brief with nine other attorneys general claiming that President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order is unconstitutional.

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Mississippi governor signs civil asset forfeiture reform bill into law

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that will bring civil asset forfeiture reform to the Magnolia State.

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Former official: Mississippi civil asset forfeiture system lacks transparency

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Judiciary, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

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A former Mississippi circuit clerk says that transparency is needed in the state’s civil asset forfeiture system.

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