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Migrants May Fly Cross-Country for Processing

The Trump administration may begin flying asylum-seeking families at the southern U.S. border across the U.S. to have their initial claims processed, the Wall Street Journal reports. For months, authorities have been shuttling newly…

Demystifying Five Myths About U.S. Prisons

It’s a myth that U.S. prisons are full of nonviolent drug offenders, Fordham University law Prof. John Pfaff writes in a Washington Post roundup of prison myths. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), claims “we locked up more people for marijuana in…

Pot Legalization Alive in IL, Stalled Elsewhere

2019 was supposed to be a big year for marijuana legalization, but in many state capitols, efforts have stalled or collapsed as Democrats clash over everything from race and criminal justice to how to divvy up pot tax revenue. Legalization…

How Will States Spend Proceeds of Opioid Cases?

Drug companies have reached their first settlements in lawsuits related to their role in the opioid crisis. They will pay Oklahoma and West Virginia a total of nearly $300 million, Governing reports. With hundreds of similar cases pending,…

MGM Resorts May Pay $800M For Vegas Shootings

Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history, reports the Associated Press. “The…