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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - KY: Criminal Justice

FRANKFORT, Kenn. - An unlikely coalition of families of murder victims and families of convicted murderers are visiting Kentucky this week, trying to convince residents that capital punishment is revenge, not a just punishment for crime. Today, members of Journey of Hope are spreading their message

FRANKFORD, Ky. - The death penalty debate in Kentucky has new momentum. A proposal expected to be before the legislature next session would abolish the death sentence for those suffering from severe mental illness. Public Advocate Edward Monahan sees the tide shifting against the death penalty. He

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawyers will join thousands of attorneys across the country this week in celebrating National Pro Bono Week. Pro bono work - literally "for the good," meaning without compensation - showcases volunteerism and highlights the services of lawyers donating their time and expert

Louisville, KY – Criminology experts from around the world do not believe the death penalty deters crime. New research on the controversial topic also takes aim at previous studies that have suggested a connection between deterrence and the death penalty. The findings could play a role in the

Frankfort, KY – A circuit court judge believes Kentucky's capital punishment system is flawed, the costs are high, and the benefits are small. Sixth Circuit Court Judge Boyce Martin made that assessment this week in reviewing a death penalty case. Now, his opinion is being offered as evidence

Frankfort, KY – Innocence and money. Those are the two points for a former death row inmate who has been talking to legislators around the country as they debate proposals to scrap the death penalty in favor of life in prison without parole for capital crimes. New Mexico is the latest to aboli

Frankfort, KY – The budget crisis has hit the courtroom in Kentucky, and cuts to the public defender system – which could be forced to shut down for two months – are the reason a group of criminal justice experts is calling on Governor Steve Beshear today to declare a moratorium on

Frankfort, KY – More than 186,000 Kentuckians of voting age are not allowed to cast ballots because of felony convictions - but that could change this week. House Bill 70, which would restore the voting rights of former felons, is up for a vote Tuesday. Richard Mitchell with the Central Kentuc

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