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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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The Continuing Significance of the Non-Unanimous Jury Verdict and the Plantation Prison

By¬†Madeleine Jennings¬† Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In 1934, Oregon voters amended their Constitution to allow for non-unanimous jury verdicts in all non-first degree murder and non-capital cases.[1] The Louisiana Constitution requires unanimity only in capital cases.[2] Grounded in xenophobia and … Continue reading

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