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Prosecutors, Defenders Back Pretrial Release Bill

Maryland prosecutors and public defenders are supporting legislation that would establish a formula, based on factors like criminal history, to decide whether people charged with a crime should be released before trial.


Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder Calls On States To Restore Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.


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Perry: Marines In Video Are ‘Kids,’ Not Criminals

Perry’s comments put him at odds with Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who said the images could damage the war effort.