Christina Cagnina wanted to make the criminal justice system better when she started participating in a program in Onondaga County, New York, to represent those who cannot afford a lawyer. But after 14 years, she felt she couldn't anymore.
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Feds are poised to sign a final contract with private prison firm Corrections Corporation of America to house immigrant families, just a few years after the firm was forced to remove children from another Texas immigrant center because of a lawsuit over subpar conditions.
The case for D.C. statehood is even older than our nation itself. The phrase “taxation without representation is tyranny” was uttered more than two centuries ago by James Otis, Jr., and this well-known phrase laid the foundation for our Democratic government.