WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 20 that prison officials cannot arbitrarily ban peaceful religious practices in the country’s correctional institutions. The justices unanimously sided with the defendant in Holt v.Read more
WASHINGTON — After a divided Supreme Court ruled that obtaining DNA samplings prior to conviction is not in violation of the U.S. constitution, legislators are following the cleared path to bring DNA sampling bills in their respective states.
In a 5-4 vote in June, the Supreme Court decided that acquiring a DNA sampling of suspected offenders arrested for serious crimes without a warrant does not infringe upon the Fourth Amendment, which guards citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California became the primary guinea pig in the prison industry after federal judges ordered the cash-strapped state to reduce its prison population within two years, starting in May of 2011, due to unsafe levels of prison overcrowding, a ruling later upheld by the Supreme Court.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court has ordered California to release tens of thousands of prisoners to relieve overcrowding.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court had a schooling in the problems that plague California’s prison system as it heard oral arguments in Case No. 09-1233: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, et al., versus Marciano Plata, et al. — a group of litigants that is made up of more than 70 cases and spans back twenty years.