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The New York Times slams Republican lawmakers for opposing retroactivity in a new sentencing fairness proposal, writing that they are “trying to compound a longstanding injustice.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed criminal-sentencing reform that could reduce the states prison population by several thousand over next three years.
Stephen Colbert’s fun with the FEC has “kind of gotten very serious.”
Reacting to Monday’s Supreme Court decision against Arizona’s public campaign finance system, the Arizona Daily Sun says the Court’s judicial activism favored a “a narrow, privately-funded minority.”
The LA Times also pans the Supreme Court’s decision.
Michael Crowley asks if Harold Koh is a hypocrite.
“What happens to a democracy when its highest court dedicates itself to defending privilege?” E.J. Dionne is afraid we’re on our way to finding out.
The Senate voted to streamline the confirmation process, the New York Times reports.