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The role of a prosecutor, is to see that justice is done. By their own admission, the prosecutors who tried Thompson's armed robbery case failed to carry out this responsibility. But the only issue before us, is whether Connick, as the policy maker for the district attorney's office, was deliberately indifferent to the need to train the attorneys under his authority.feedback
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Oct 04 2017
Clarence Thomas has been quoted 24 times in 16 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Clarence Thomas’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Clarence Thomas speaks about are Washington and lawsuit, for example. Most recently, Clarence Thomas was quoted in the article The Bipartisan Opposition to Sessions's New Civil-Forfeiture Rules saying, “Whether this Court's treatment of the broad modern forfeiture practice can be justified by the narrow historical one is certainly worthy of consideration in greater detail. This system–where police can seize property with limited judicial oversight and retain it for their own use–has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses.”.
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May 30 2017

The general consensus from state criminal codes points to the same generic definition as dictionaries and federal law: Where sexual intercourse is abusive solely because of the ages of the participants, the victim must be younger than 16.feedback

May 30 2017 - Immigration

Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia set the age of consent at 16 for statutory rape offenses that hinged solely on the age of the participants. As for the other states, one set the age of consent at 14; two set the age of consent at 15; six set the age of consent at 17; and the remaining ten, including California, set the age of consent at 18.feedback

May 01 2017

Congress was concerned about decreased property values, foreclosures and urban blight, much less about strains on municipal budgets that might follow.feedback

May 01 2017

It should not be read to authorize suits by local businesses alleging the same injuries that Miami alleges here.feedback

Apr 03 2017

Whether this Court's treatment of the broad modern forfeiture practice can be justified by the narrow historical one is certainly worthy of consideration in greater detail. These forfeiture operations frequently target the poor and other groups least able to defend their interests in forfeiture proceedings.feedback

Apr 03 2017

Partially as a result of this distinct legal regime, civil forfeiture has in recent decades become widespread and highly profitable. And because the law-enforcement entity responsible for seizing the property often keeps it, these entities have strong incentives to pursue forfeiture.feedback

Apr 03 2017

Improperly used, forfeiture could become more like a roulette wheel employed to raise revenue from innocent but hapless owners whose property is unforeseeably misused, or a tool wielded to punish those who associate with criminals, than a component of a system of justice.feedback

Apr 03 2017

This system–where police can seize property with limited judicial oversight and retain it for their own use–has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses.feedback

Apr 03 2017

One unaware of the history of forfeiture laws and 200 years of this Court's precedent regarding such laws might well assume that such a scheme is lawless–a violation of due process.feedback

Apr 03 2017

In the absence of this historical practice, the Constitution presumably would require the Court to align its distinct doctrine governing civil forfeiture with its doctrines governing other forms of punitive state action and property deprivation.feedback

Feb 22 2017

Having settled on a desired outcome, the court bulldozes procedural obstacles and misapplies settled law to justify it.feedback

Oct 27 2016

The claim is preposterous and it never happened.feedback

Mar 21 2016 - Marijuana

The legal questions surrounding her state's law "still require stronger leadership from Washington.feedback

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