Category Archives: Criminal Justice

One of the primary issues in which Fawkes-Lee and Ryan are involved.

Flaws in the Laws – Part III: 2nd Degree Kidnapping

“He got off on a technicality.” This is a quip that drives me crazy whenever someone walks away from a courtroom in which the person otherwise should have been found guilty. Just what is a technicality? A technicality can be … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to buy a constitutional amendment?

How much do you think it would cost to amend the Iowa Constitution? To fund an amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Or, the constitutions of all 50 states? What staggering amount would you have to cough up to amend all … Continue reading

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Iowa Made a Costly Mistake

ne hundred dollars is still a lot of money to a large group of Iowans. Continue reading

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The Government Makes A Lousy Babysitter

This matter should have been dealt with in a court of equity. Continue reading

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A Horrible Decision

On Monday, the Court said it was constitutionally okay to take a sample of “skin cells”. They might just as well take an arm or a leg, your heart, your brain, or your medical records. Continue reading

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Enhancing Minority Disproportionate Incarceration Rates In Iowa

A minority impact statement is a significant portion of a fiscal note prepared by the nonpartisan Fiscal Division of the Iowa Legislative Services Agency.  In cooperation with the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning of the Department of Human … Continue reading

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