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Judge Says Thousands of Detainees May Sue a Prison Company For Using Them As a “Captive Labor Force” 5.12.2019 Mother Jones
Early one morning, Abdiaziz Karim was sleeping in his new dorm in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center when an officer woke him up. The guard pointed out graffiti on the wall and a light fixture smeared with toothpaste and demanded that Karim, a Somali waiting for an asylum hearing, clean them. When […]
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Opinion: Trump is now forcing children to go it alone in immigration court 5.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Justice Department directive prohibits volunteers from assisting people who don't have lawyers in immigration court.

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They Loan You Money. Then They Get A Warrant For Your Arrest. 4.12.2019 Truthout.com
Handcuffs rest on a pile of $100 bills
High-interest loan companies are using Utah’s small claims courts to arrest borrowers and take their bail money.
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READ IT: Democrats’ House impeachment report against Trump 4.12.2019 Raw Story
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their report outlining impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump. Read the entire report below. HOME The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of […]
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He Defended the Confederate Flag and Insulted Immigrants. Now He’s a Judge. 3.12.2019 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. When South Carolina lawmakers confirmed a batch of new magistrates this year, one nominee stood out from […]
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This is Bill Barr’s stunningly flawed view of the Constitution 2.12.2019 Raw Story
Attorney General William Barr’s November 15 speech before the Federalist Society, delivered at its annualNational Lawyers Convention,received considerable attention.Barr attackedwhat he views as progressives’ unscrupulous and relentless attacks on President Trump and Senate Democrats’ “abuse of the advice-and-consent process.” Ironies notwithstanding, the core analysis of his speech is a full-throated defense of the Unitary theory of executive […]
1st Supreme Court gun-rights battle in 10 years may transform legal landscape 2.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With Justice Brett Kavanaugh replacing Anthony Kennedy, a clear conservative majority could make regulating guns very difficult.
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He defended the Confederate flag and insulted immigrants — now he’s a judge 29.11.2019 Raw Story
When South Carolina lawmakers confirmed a batch of new magistrates this year, one nominee stood out from the pack: Mike Pitts. The former state House member had made a name for himself in Columbia as a staunch defender of the Confederate flag, and on Facebook he has penned anti-immigration screeds and used racially charged language. […]
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Asylum Seekers Are Being Misclassified Under Migrant Protection Protocols 27.11.2019 Truthout.com
Asylum Seekers Are Being Misclassified Under Migrant Protection Protocols
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There’s Just One Problem With Dems Fast-Tracking Impeachment 27.11.2019 Mother Jones
At the start of this week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to his colleagues in the House that provided a status report on the impeachment inquiry he has been overseeing. He noted that after weeks of investigation and public hearings, “We have uncovered a months-long effort in […]
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These judges can have less training than barbers but still decide thousands of cases each year 27.11.2019 Raw Story
South Carolina’s system for magistrate judges is unlike any state in the country, creating fertile ground for incompetence and corruption. Most aren’t lawyers, but their decisions can have lasting effects on the vulnerable people who come before them. This article was produced in partnership with The Post and Courier, which is a member of the ProPublica […]
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Trump Gets A Temporary Victory At The Supreme Court 27.11.2019 Outside the Beltway
Late yesterday, the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on an order that would give Congress access to the President's financial documents.
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Federal Court Rules Against White House On Witness Subpoenas 26.11.2019 Outside the Beltway
A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled against the Trump Administration's latest effort to stonewall Congressional inquiries.
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Supreme Court grants emergency stay blocking House from obtaining Trump’s financial records 26.11.2019 Raw Story
On Monday, the Supreme Court granted the request by President Donald Trump’s lawyers to issue an emergency stay blocking House lawmakers’ subpoena for financial records from Mazars, the accounting firm that has worked with Trump’s businesses. The justices have requested a briefing on the issue by December 5 before deciding on how to proceed. The […]
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Egyptian woman 'wins court battle' over unequal inheritance laws 25.11.2019 BBC: World
Christian Huda Nasrallah says she will receive the same as her brothers, counter to Islamic law.
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Supreme Court allows libel suit by climate scientist who was compared to Jerry Sandusky 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Supreme Court has refused to shield two conservative columnist from a defamation suit brought by a scientist they accused of having "molested" data.

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Senate Version of Violence Against Women Act “Undercuts Tribal Sovereignty” 23.11.2019 Truthout.com
Senate Version of Violence Against Women Act “Undercuts Tribal Sovereignty”
Clergy abuse reparations are closure for some victims, resurface trauma for others 23.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of victims of priest sexual abuse have received reparations from the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. A new legal maneuver allows people to sue the church over old sexual abuse claims.
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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords 22.11.2019 TechCrunch
The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from a suspect is a violation of the Fifth Amendment, a constitutional protection that protects suspects from self-incrimination. It’s not an surprising […]
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Billionaire-Funded Criminal Justice Reform Actually Expands Carceral System 21.11.2019 Truthout.com
Billionaire-Funded Criminal Justice Reform Actually Expands Carceral System
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