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Welcome to Citiwire.net — November 25, 2011

Welcome to Citiwire.net! When Sen. James Web first proposed his national commission on the USA’s bloated and inefficient criminal justice system, he conferred in at length with fellow legislators and outside groups. And the proposal seemed so timely and logical that scarcely any opposition would arise. But oh no — Senate Republicans actually mounted a filibuster to defeat it! My column checks beyond the partisan foolishness, with a special eye on state and local prosecutors. … And we continue our series of commentaries following up on our Citistates Group’s Pocantico Conference on regional issues, this one by the National League of Cities seasoned and wise veteran Bill Barnes.