This session, the Maine Legislature will consider LD 1765 - An Act to Establish the Criminal Law Revision Commission. If passed, this bill would create a commission to examine and revise all criminal statutes found within and outside of the Maine Criminal Code. In Maine, the last comprehensive study of our criminal laws was undertaken in the 1970s. As much has changed in our criminal justice system since that time, this is an important opportunity for us to not only re-examine our laws but also fundamentally re-align our criminal justice priorities.
Just a few hours ago the ACLU was honored to host the first live interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden since his bombshell revelations about government spying last year. The “virtual conversation” took place at the SXSW Initiative, a massive technology festival held every year in ...more