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Supreme Court’s Prison Ruling: A Closer Look

May 23, 2011 | 9:08 am

Supreme Court’s Prison Ruling: A Closer Look

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Leafing through the 84 pages of decision and dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court today, the first sign you’re in unusual territory is the pictures. The majority opinion from Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy includes three images depicting conditions in California’s prisons. Two show generic scenes of overcrowding in a system that in 2006 was packed […]

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