McCaskill said there were “a lot of reasons to believe” that the case’s outcome would have been different if Turner had a different -- less privileged -- background. “Justice is supposed to be blind, but in this case I think it was peeking,” McCaskill said.
The GOP is struggling to raise cash from corporate donors, and now Democrats are feeling the pinch.
The case highlights a problem many in the court system find frustrating and seemingly unsolvable: what to do with people who commit crimes but are too poor or mentally ill to live on their own.
Those who found a hoverboard under the Christmas tree — or got one soon after the holidays — may be running out of places to take it. Dozens of consumers have reported fires or injuries, and Illinois universities have told students returning from winter break to leave the devices at home.
Instead of being sold at shops and generating new tax revenue, marijuana in the District can be grown at home and shared.
Throngs of protesters descended Thursday on the Magnificent Mile, the city's busiest shopping district, in hopes of barring last-minute shoppers and disrupting commerce for local retailers to call attention to the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a police officer.
Stevenson, 59, is now a yacht captain and consultant for a maritime academy that is expected to open this fall in Chicago's Riverdale neighborhood.
Leaders in the pro-legalization movement said the question is no longer whether the federal government will treat marijuana like alcohol – but when. They say the question is no longer whether the states will legalize, regulate and tax marijuana sales – but how.
With the astronomical cost of a college education taking an increasingly prominent role in the 2016 presidential campaign, 53 lawmakers – about 10 percent of Congress, including nonvoting members of the House – know firsthand about the lingering debts that can follow a few years of study.
The industry has never lacked for resources to amplify its voice in politics and policy making. Since 1999, pharmaceuticals/health products has poured more money annually into lobbying than any other industry, including $229 million last year alone.
Among reproductive health organizations that lobby federal officials, Planned Parenthood appears to spend the most. In 2014, Planned Parenthood paid out three-and-a-half times as much to lobby as the second-highest-spending group, the Center for Reproductive Rights.
The idea is that with a greater focus on small donors, Clinton’s plan could lead to a diminished role of super PACs and other groups that can take unlimited contributions and have proliferated since the Citizens United ruling.