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Thursday, October 29, 2009

President Obama just signed a bill into law yesterday which dramatically expands federal hate crimes law. Unfortunately, one way it expands is by allowing re-prosecutions of hate crimes charges that didn't get a guilty conviction at the state level. This is what is known as double jeopardy, which has a number of civil liberties groups concerned. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights even opposed the bill.


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