Tag Archives: United States

A YEAR AFTER NEWTOWN

A year after the Newtown school was devastated by a gunman, our state and federal governments have still failed to address gun violence.  New York passed a gun law targeting mentally ill patients.  In Congress, a gun control law was … Continue reading

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FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES

They say that bad facts make bad laws.  One weekend in the 1980’s, Tip O’Neill, then Speaker of the House, heard of the sudden death of a famous basketball player.  The athlete had died of drugs.  In quick response to … Continue reading

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