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Alabama Firearm Act of 2013

The Alabama Firearms Act of 2013 was signed by Gov. Bentley in May, 2013, thus the effective date should be (at the latest) 08/01/2013. This long overdue law changed Alabama's system of issuing concealed carry weapon's...more

DOES AUTHORITY EXIST FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF BAIL LICENSING LAWS WITHOUT CERTIFICATION OF CRIMES BY THE...

California attorney Joseph Cavallo was convicted of violating Title 10, CCR section 2071, "recommendation of attorney by bail licensee". The authority to prosecute violations of the bail licensing regulations lies with the...more

EEOC Alerts Employers to Potential Title VII and ADA Rights of Employees Who Experience Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or...

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a “Questions and Answers” document regarding the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...more

LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE : A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape...

LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE: A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape incident The paper examines the possible consequences of an executive under public pressure to...more

Group Claims That Milwaukee Police Misconduct Has Cost City $14 Million

In response to a request from the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") for citizen input as to whether the DOJ should conduct an investigation into a possible pattern and practice of Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD")...more

Top 12 Immigration Mistakes Employers Made In 2012

Give your company the gift of an immigration audit this year – it may just keep your company off the government’s naughty list. Here are the top 12 immigration mistakes employers made in 2012...more

Medical Examiner In Derek Williams Case Resigns

As previously reported on this website, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody back in July 2011. Initially, Milwaukee County assistant medical examiner Christopher Poulus ruled that Mr. Williams...more

Milwaukee County Executive May Veto New Medical Examiner Legislation

Following the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody, the Milwaukee County Board passed new legislation which contains new requirements for the Milwaukee County medical examiner when a person...more

Newark Ordinance Restricts Employers’ Use of Criminal Background Checks

Employers may not run criminal background checks until after a conditional offer of employment is made and may only run checks on those working in "sensitive" positions. Effective November 18, most employers that operate...more

State Council Issues a White Paper on China's Judicial System and Reform

On October 9, 2012, the State Council’s Information Office released a white paper on China’s Judicial System and Reform Process. The report reviews China's judicial system and reform process, and emphasizes the need for...more

Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission Considers New Use-Of-Force Policies

In recent years, there have been several high profile incidents where Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") officers have used unreasonable and excessive force against citizens. Perhaps the most famous incident was the beating...more

Perils of the Global Supply Chain, Part 2: Supply Chain Responsibility, Or Else.

Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Those that did were trailblazers supporting the idea that...more

Milwaukee County Board Considers Changes Following Derek Williams’ Death As Police Chief Admits That Officers Made Mistakes

Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more

Education Update, No.4, October 2012: "Dear Colleague . . . "

With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more

AUDIT OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S ADOPTIVE SEIZURE PROCESS AND STATUS OF RELATED EQUITABLE SHARING REQUESTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the OIG Report: During law enforcement operations, state and local law enforcement agencies often seize assets and proceeds from assets linked to criminal activity. The purpose of the seizures...more

Five Years Later, Overruled Statute on Religious Discrimination in Connecticut Remains On the Books

As I get closer to the five year anniversary of this blog next month, I continue to take a look again at topics I covered early on. One of those topics was the oft-overlooked statute of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53-303e. That...more

Sexual Harassment Policy

Government of Pakistan announced Sexual harassment policy 2012...more

Political Asylum Claims vs. Claims of Politically Motivated Red Notices

If a Red Notice subject applies for and is granted political asylum in a given country, does that necessarily mean that his claim to INTERPOL of politically motivated criminal charges will be successful? And if a Red...more

February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 For China And India Moves 12 Months And Other Immigration Law Updates

In This Alert: •February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months •USCIS Ameliorates I-601 Waiver Policy for Immigrants Subject to the 3/10 Year Bar •Five States Add E-Verify Requirements for...more

Mobile County Pistol Permit Application 2012

This is one of the "May Issue" applications. It is not as bad as many were....more

Reactie op internetconsultatie: 'Herziening toezicht advocatuur'

De kritische noot die wij hier kraken ziet op de invoeging van het nieuwe artikel 11a Advocatenwet, en dan met name het eerste lid van het artikel. De formalisering van de geheimhoudingsplicht van de advocaat is een zet met...more

It’s Time to Fix Our Sentencing Laws

Years after the Supreme Court Put the Ball in Congress’s Court,the Sentencing Commission Can Finally Spur Action The US Sentencing Commission is confronting a challenge to its own existence. Critics of the Commission’s...more

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Law 1053 Human Rights Study Log

This is an ongoing informal project for my human rights module, it will be accompanied by a short essay for the purposes of coursework submission. The first part will be completed in the first term and in the second term this...more

TIPIFICACION PENAL Y ADMINISTRATIVA DEL DELITO FISCAL

DLEITO FISCAL TRIBUNAL EUROPEO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – March 11, 2011

In This Issue: 1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: J-1 Visas for Exchange Visitors; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: Border apprehensions down 36 percent, says CBP, ICE announces more audits of...more

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