Criminal Justice Stories

  • Post Roe: MN Jewish Groups Voice Support for Reproductive Rights In mid-July, several groups will hold an abortion access rally in Minnesota. They include Jewish-led organizations, who say much of their community doesn't want to see reproductive rights taken away. Conservative Christians and many of their congregants had long called for the recent dismantling of […]
  • SCOTUS Decision Prompts Concerns about Tribal Sovereignty Tribal advocates are closely analyzing the potential impact of a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling dealing with state investigations of certain crimes on reservations. A common sentiment is that the protected rights of Native Americans are being chipped away. …(Read More)
  • Study: Maternal Deaths Would Skyrocket with Nationwide Abortion Ban Texas is home to one in 10 Americans of reproductive age, and mandated births due to the state's abortion ban will increase the number of maternal deaths, according to new research from the University of Colorado. Currently, 26 Republican-led states plan to outlaw abortion, and there […]
  • Vega v. Tekoh Ruling Weakens ‘Miranda’ Protections Another important U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month has been overshadowed by the controversy about overturning abortion rights. Legal experts say the court has weakened the rights of people who've been arrested in its 6-3 decision in the case Vega v. …(Read More)
  • SD Political Expert: Attorney General's Removal Reflects Public Will On the heels of Tuesday's removal of South Dakota's attorney general, a political expert says it appears lawmakers followed through on what voters were hoping for. In a legislative trial, the state Senate found Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg guilty of impeachment charges tied to a 2020 […]
  • New Data Debunks Narrative of Youth Crime Wave A new report from The Sentencing Project debunks the myth of a post-pandemic crime wave fueled by young people. In March, Congress held a hearing about a spike in carjackings in big cities, but the data actually show a drop in overall robberies by youths in 2020, […]
  • CT Campaign Addresses Root Causes of Youth 'Criminalization' Reducing the number of young people involved in the criminal justice system means working on the root causes which can lead them there. A youth justice advocacy group will host a series of events this week to address the issue. The Connecticut Justice Alliance's #InvestInMeCT campaign was […]
  • 'Public Health Emergency': Protecting Youth from Gun Violence Congress continues to debate possible changes to the nation's gun laws after the recent school shooting in Texas. In the meantime, efforts move forward in Minnesota to establish safer environments in schools and surrounding communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says gun violence is now […]