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Without My Consent: The Eradication of Protective Consent Decrees

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Volume 23 The 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, passed following the publicly videotaped 1991 beating of African American motorist Rodney King by four LAPD officers and the catastrophic Los Angeles Riots a … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? (Part 2): End Sanctuary Cities

By John Spangler Associate Editor, Volume 23 It is not just the long election cycle that is a defining feature of Michigan politics today, but also the impact of term limits on who seeks what office.  The current incumbent is … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? (Part 1): Shut Down Line 5

By John Spangler Associate Editor, Volume 23 In the era of the perpetual election cycle, it is no surprise that candidates are already declaring for 2018 races in Michigan.  Michigan’s 4-year, off-presidential elections include the state senate, the governor, and … Continue reading

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Loretta Lynch vote: Democrat says race and gender ‘a factor’ in Senate delay

By Luis E. Gomez Associate Editor Vol. 20; Contributing Editor Vol. 21 Democrats have questioned the Republican party’s motives for dragging out unnecessarily the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Some Democrats attribute the delay to race and gender. … Continue reading

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Obama picks NYC prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be next US Attorney General

By Luis E. Gomez, Associate Editor Vol. 20 President Barack Obama named federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as his pick to be the next attorney general. The 55-year-old Lynch would be the first African-American woman to serve in the post. She … Continue reading

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