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noah kleinman

Who is Noah Kleinman and Why Does His Commutation Matter?

Presidential pardons are a matter of course. At the end of every president’s term of office the “clemency curious” are just that over who will be the recipients of the president’s favor – that right granted to the president to pardon pretty much anyone for anything.

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How Big is 1.9 Trillion? The Stimulus and What does it mean for You?

How big is a trillion? If I had serious insomnia and wanted to count sheep could I count to a trillion before I nodded off? If I collected pennies could I collect a trillion pennies before I would need to rent a moving truck to haul them over to the bank to deposit my 1 billion dollars worth of 1 trillion pennies?

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Merrick Garland: The People’s Lawyer

Judge Garland’s words and background are inspiring for the moment the country finds itself in – faced with injustices that have simmered far too long and many coming to an ugly head – if confirmed hopefully he will be able to put his words and moral code into action to make long overdue lasting  policy reforms and to keep the country safe from the growing threat of white supremacy. 

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California Climbs Aboard the Psychedelic Spaceship

The state of California is joining its own cities of Oakland and Santa Cruz and a host of other cities and states across the country in introducing a bill to the state legislature to decriminalize certain psychedelics. 

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The Vaccine Plunge – What Happened to Vaxart?

“A few days ago, Vaxart (NASDAQ:VXRT) was arguably the best-performing coronavirus vaccine stock of all time. If you had invested $5,000 in the stock last year, that principal would have grown into a stunning $205,000 by Feb. 2.” 

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Can Gamestop Be Stopped? And Should It Be?

For those of you, like me, who never heard of them before this past week (okay, so my interests are a little more singular) GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer.

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LA’s Head Prosecutor is On the Right Side of the Law and Morality

It’s been a month since the Association of Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles (ADDA) filed suit against LA County DA, George Gascón because of new policies put in place to lower the over-crowding of jails caused by sentencing enhancements and strict parole policies.

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UCLA Gets Grant for Mass Incarceration Library

Lytle Hernandez is no stranger to the history of incarceration. Her most recent book “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles 1771–1965” lays out a bleak history that has led to Los Angeles hosting the largest jail population in the United States, and most likely the world.

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