Congress finally passed a bill yesterday authorizing $1 billion to cover the costs for post-conviction DNA testing of inmates. It's shocking that there is a backlog of some 300,000 untested rape kits. Post-conviction DNA testing has exonerated 138 inmates so far and confirmed the guilt of many others. As I wrote in Reason in January 2000: "The federal and state governments should be eager to pay for DNA testing and analysis to be sure that no innocent person has been wrongfully imprisoned. After all, if the government isn't about rendering justice, what is it about?"
Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Selling $31 of Marijuana Lands Back in Jail for Court Fees
Fines continued to pile up for almost a decade.
Comedy, meet cancel culture
Brett Kavanaugh Faces a New Accusation in The New York Times, but the Alleged Victim Didn't Confirm It
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Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.