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AP Exclusive: Inmate lawsuits cost Calif. $200M

Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California's prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges' own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the cases alive....


Texas Judge Says Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Texas Judge Says Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A judge in the Texas county that sends more inmates to death row than any other in the U.S. is facing a torrent of high-profile criticism after he declared the death penalty unconstitutional.


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