Republican lawmakers were upset Wednesday by the Judiciary Committee Co-Chairmen’s change of heart regarding another public debate on the controversial three-strikes-and-you’re-out law. (Stuart)
Yes, despite years of making little headway on the idea, the three-strikes law is back. Sen. Kissel has been championing the idea (along with others), and wants the Judiciary Committee to debate it again.
At this point, I’m not sure what there is to be said about three strikes that hasn’t been said before. Republicans can’t imagine that a law which would likely result in the state needing to spend more money on prisons would pass in a climate like this.
The committee co-chairmen decided to pass the matter off to Appropriations Committee.
Stuart, Christine. “Judiciary Committee Passes On 3-Strikes Debate.” CT News Junkie 18 February, 2009.