The War on Cities

The War on Cities

For nearly two decades, Washington, D.C., had been carefully revising its criminal code. It took a month to blow it …

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Nullifying D.C. laws would be a historic setback for democracy

Nullifying D.C. laws would be a historic setback for democracy

The House votes last week to disapprove D.C. local laws was reminiscent of the dismissive paternalism with which Congress treated D.C. before …

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Bowser says Congress shouldn’t interfere as it weighs nixing two D.C. bills

Bowser says Congress shouldn’t interfere as it weighs nixing two D.C. bills

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Friday said Congress should stay out of the city’s business as the House prepares to …

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GOP-Led House Will Vote To Overturn D.C. Bills On Non-Citizen Voting And Criminal Code Overhaul

GOP-Led House Will Vote To Overturn D.C. Bills On Non-Citizen Voting And Criminal Code Overhaul

Republican leaders say the House of Representatives will vote next week to overturn a pair of bills passed by the …

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What Next: The Hysteria Over D.C.’s New Crime Bill

What Next: The Hysteria Over D.C.’s New Crime Bill

Updating the district’s motley 1901 criminal code patchwork isn’t the “reform” activists have called for—or tough-on-crime types fear. The Revised …

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Is D.C. Really Reducing Penalties For Violent Crimes? It’s Complicated.

Is D.C. Really Reducing Penalties For Violent Crimes? It’s Complicated.

D.C. has been called lots of things, but “District of Crime?” That’s the moniker Fox News recently used for D.C. in a …

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VERIFY: Does the Revised Criminal Code Act really reduce penalties for violent crimes?

VERIFY: Does the Revised Criminal Code Act really reduce penalties for violent crimes?

Here’s how the new crime code works – and why some are confused. WASHINGTON — The Revised Criminal Code Act …

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The Pundits Are Wrong About D.C.’s Crime Bill

The Pundits Are Wrong About D.C.’s Crime Bill

If you only read conservative and centrist pundits, you’d think the District of Columbia is about to embark upon a …

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Opinion: D.C.’s criminal code retains significant penalties for violent crime

Opinion: D.C.’s criminal code retains significant penalties for violent crime

The act would provide significant penalties for violent crimes committed with firearms that are consistent with current sentencing practices. The …

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D.C. Council Approves Sweeping Overhaul Of Criminal Code

D.C. Council Approves Sweeping Overhaul Of Criminal Code

The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a sweeping overhaul of the city’s century-old criminal code, a monumental 16-year effort …

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