Posts Tagged ‘US Supreme Court’
California was ordered by a federal court to reduce prison overcrowding, so they’ve finally come up with a plan and it was just released to the public. The idea is to reduce inmates’ sentences, while increasing its use of private prisons to meet a court-ordered population cap by the end of the year, under a plan Gov. Jerry Brown which was filed late Thursday.
The plan calls for early release credits for inmates and freeing elderly and incapacitated prisoners, while slowing the return of thousands of inmates who are being held in private prisons in other states. Gov Brown intends to seek a delay of those steps while he appeals the ruling on overcrowding, which already has been upheld once by the US Supreme Court.
Later this week the US Supreme Court is to hear 2 challenges to the traditional definition of marriage, pro-family advocates are charging that legalizing gay marriage would “inevitably” lead to the legalization of polygamy as well.
This won’t go anywhere, in demanding anyone who wants to vote to show proof of citizenship. The US Supreme Court is stacked in Obama’s favor. But in other countries, one must be a legal citizen, so why should we be any different? Because both parties want the minority vote to keep them in power.
On Thursday a federal court barred Texas from implementing a controversial law requiring voters to show photographic identification before casting ballots, saying the measure would likely curtail the ability of minorities to vote. Evidence showed the law’s impact would “fall most heavily on the poor and that a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty,” Circuit Judge David Tatel wrote for a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington.
We are just now seeing the figures on just how Obamacare will affect each state, when it comes to implementing the program. In Colorado, Republicans warn that the hundreds of millions of dollars that it would cost to expand Medicaid will test the limits of the state budget.