An American flag flies over the Supreme Court in June. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Sheriff William "Dub" Lawrence, in a scene from the documentary Peace Officer. It's not his job to investigate old crimes and officer-involved shootings — but that hasn't stopped him from obsessing over them. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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President Lyndon B. Johnson giving Rep. Michael Feighan the famous "Johnson treatment" --€” using his imposing physical presence to persuade --€” aboard Air Force One during a presidential trip to Cleveland in 1964. LBJ put heavy pressure on Feighan to support the new immigration legislation. Feighan eventually agreed,€” but he demanded a crucial change to the act. Princeton University Library/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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A cell at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, which President Obama visited in July. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act would apply only to federal crimes and federal prisons, which house a shade over 200,000 inmates — a tiny fraction of the population detained in jails and state facilities. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday night, after 10 people died and seven others were wounded in a shooting at the local community college. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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