According to Florida Criminal Justice Reform blog, Alethia is one of the 96,000 currently serving in Florida's Department of Corrections at a cost of almost $2.5 billion a year. The blog notes: "There is an emerging consensus that this “mass incarceration” of citizens is dehumanizing, expensive and unnecessary"
Attorney John Jordan is currently providing probono legal defense for Alethia Jones. Some legal documents are needed and the costs are now upward of $1,000. In order to relieve some of these expenses, we are reaching out to the community to fundraise. Help her here
Defending the White House, attorney Pamela Bondi said Democrats excluded agency counsel from the House’s witness depositions. How many times are they going to repeat this lie? Is a lawyer allowed to do this?
Rubio’s ruminations— Rubio has called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of impeachment a “last ditch charade” and has called the prospect of removing Trump from office “a punishment without precedent in American history.” And when it comes to whether additional witnesses should be considered, Rubio in an op-ed last week didn’t rule it out, but made it clear he was unwilling to consider it before the trial.
The Scott doctrine— The former governor has called impeachment a waste of time. “No one is interested in Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment,” Scott insisted last week on Fox News. “We know the result. The Democrats have proven Trump did nothing wrong. He’s not going to be convicted.”
A bill sponsored by Tampa Republican Rep. JamieGrant, would require public employees who wish to join a union to sign a membership authorization form and for employers to verify the employees intent before any union dues can be collected for membership purposes.
It would also require employees to reauthorize membership annually.
Grant’s bill would also require unions to terminate membership upon written request from the employee and bar them from asking questions about why the member chose to sever its relationship.