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RACE PLAYS A ROLE IN SENTENCING says new study. (Researchers spent seven years collecting and analyzing decades of data on felony sentencing in Cook County, Ill., to determine whether and how race affected the way judges decided to send defendants to prison and for how long.)
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THAT WAS QUITE A DISCOVERY: Officials say they discovered a hidden pot growing operation in the mountains outside Colorado Springs during the destructive Waldo Canyon Fire — a crop that had 7,500 plants and an estimated street value of $15 million.
ALSO NEW: The replacement for Judge Valeria Spencer in the 18th Judicial District — Theresa Slade.
WEIGHING IN ON AKIN: This Skadden Arps associate.
YOUR CULTURE DOSE FOR TODAY: Funnyman Bill Murray reading lawyer turned poet Wallace Stevens’ work.
TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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SHE SAID IT: “If people got drunk and went to their rooms and wrote poetry, who cares?” — Boulder City Councilwoman Suzanne Jones, on why the city council is looking to change liquor licensing.
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