Category Archives: Criminal Justice

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

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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A Proposal for Improvement

There is a growing movement for sentencing reform, specifically the need for eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Three bishops, representing a religious coalition, wrote an op-ed in the Des Moines Register directed at Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, … 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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No Place To Go

We continue to battle the age-old argument, “if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.” Continue reading

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