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We Blinded Them…With Science

On Tuesday the board of education held the first dramatic public hearing regarding new high school biology books.

Study: In Harris County, Poor Defendants Get More Time

The study found that detained defendants had it worse all around. They were less likely than bond defendants to receive deferred adjudication or probation. And they were about half as likely to have their charges dismissed. That means in addition to having spent time in jail before their trial—which, obviously, the bonded defendants didn’t—detained defendants were likelier to get additional jail time.

Finally, among bonded and detained defendants who were sentenced to jail, the detained defendants received longer sentences. In brief, for being poor, they’re punished twice.

Rich Men’s Games

The big buzz this summer is the news that even more really rich men have decided to try their hands at reviving decimated legacy media outlets.