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Guidelines Drawn up by Judge Who Rejected ‘Marine A’ Appeal Mean Softer Sentences for Minority Criminals

New guidelines drawn up by the Sentencing Council instruct judges to take into account the “discrimination and negative experiences of authority” experienced by “black and minority ethnic children and young people” when handing down rulings, in “a complete reversal” of the principle that “the law is the same for everyone regardless of background, race or gender”.

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Federal Courts Invalidate Virginia and North Carolina Legislative Maps

Election politics and race are back at the Supreme Court this spring, as first one, and now two, states fight to get the justices to reverse lower-court decisions that threw out the legislative district lines adopted by state lawmakers, decisions holding that those maps included gerrymandered districts that violate the law.

Met Water District Just Lost up to 5% of SoCal Water to San Diego

The San Diego County Water Authority not only won $190 million last week from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, but may have also won $2 billion in future costs savings and another 5 percent of all “Met” water that is currently being wholesaled to the other 25 other Southern California water districts.

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Obama Administration Just Gave Away a Million More ‘Green Cards’

With the ink hardly dry on Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen’s order slamming the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for trying to grant up to 11.7 million illegal aliens/undocumented workers “green cards,” President Obama just instructed Homeland Security to offer “green cards” to H1-B holder spouses and children under 21 years old.