For decades, autonomous features in cars have rapidly developed; in the current age of automation, modern drivers no longer have to drive stick shift or manually change their headlights as day turns to night. In fact, in more recent years, car technology has even improved to the point where some vehicles can operate without a driver. Although such developments are groundbreaking, there are still obstacles which prevent the full integration and use of autonomous automobile
In Florida between 1996 and 2014, the percentage of prisoners with mental health illnesses grew 153%. Though the US prison system has always housed mentally ill inmates, by the 1990s, the rate of inmates with mental illness dramatically increased. The dramatic increase of mentally ill inmates has not, in all cases, been accompanied with proper treatment, and is associated with a far greater likelihood of maltreatment and even abuse from correctional officers. According to
In 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission ruled that corporations, unions, and other related entities fall under the free speech protection of the First Amendment—establishing the precedent that these entities can make campaign contributions and endorse specific candidates. Opponents claim that this ruling allows companies to funnel disproportionate sums of money into campaigns, promoting the practice that corporations can essentially “buy” American elections.
On April 18, 1985, Vernon Madison shot and killed Juvenile Officer Julius Schulte of the Mobile Police Department. In response to this murder, the trial court unanimously convicted Madison of capital murder and sentenced him to death. However, as Madison’s execution date approached, originally set for May 12, 2016, he petitioned the court for a suspension of his execution. During the thirty years that had passed since Madison’s conviction, he had suffered from multiple debili