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Why some politicians say bail bonds should go

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| When the California legislature returns to Sacramento next month, bail bond reform may be on the agenda. Some lawmakers think it's time for commercial bail to go.

NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

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Four years after Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer on Staten Island and died, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions.

The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP

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Republican senators contend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg established a standard of evasion at her 1993 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, but an independent study says otherwise.

Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Investigation

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Till, a black 14-year-old, was killed in Mississippi in 1955, and two white suspects were acquitted by an all-white jury. The men later confessed to the killings. No other suspect was charged.

Immigrant father faces deportation, dozens rally behind him

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Hermelindo Che Coc was separated from his 6-year-old son in May. His backers gathered at his ICE check-in on Tuesday hoping to prevent his deportation.

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Judge Rejects Trump Administration's Bid To Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

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The Justice Department had requested changes to a settlement that bars the detention of children for more than 20 days. But a judge dismissed the move as a "cynical attempt" to shift responsibility.

LA supes consider $2.5M settlement of fatal deputy shooting suit

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed $2.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the family of Johnny Martinez, shot and killed in a confrontation with four sheriff's deputies in Oct.

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Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents Under Investigation

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President Trump's new nominee for the Supreme Court argued that presidents should be protected from lawsuits and investigations while they're in office.

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LA County Board to decide on $1 million settlement

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The Board of Supervisors decides whether to approve a $1 million settlement for a lawsuit over a sexual assault case in a juvenile detention facility.

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