A unanimous decision by an oft-divided court just affirmed a bedrock principle of American democracy: the government represents everyone.
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In a comparable case in Israel, a young woman soldier was given three-and-a-half years in prison,while a British intelligence officer received just six months after releasing “highly sensitive” documents.
Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses. Advocates hope it’s just the beginning.
Last week, the governor of Virginia ended the disenfranchisement of people convicted of felonies, one of the last groups still denied the right to vote.