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Divided prison release ruling draws sharp, vocal dissent from Scalia (access required)

A divided Supreme Court upheld a court-ordered release of tens of thousands of California prisoners Monday, ruling that the measure was necessary to remedy prison overcrowding and the resulting violations of inmates' Eighth Amendment rights to medical and mental health care. That 5-4 ruling in Brown v. Plata is one of the largest prison release orders ...

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