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Feb. 25, 2014 -- New York Law School Professor Robert Blecker discusses his new book entitled "The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst." Harvard Law School's Laurence Tribe called the book...more
Full text copy of US Attorney General Eric Holder’s memorandum proposing changes to the mandatory minimum sentences in certain drug cases. From the Washington Post:
“Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced … that...more
Full text copy of Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling that the New York City police department’s stop and frisk tactics violate the constitutional rights of minorities in the city. From the decision:
“Based on the...more
This post is an updated version of the original, which was published in July of 2011.
How could INTERPOL shield itself from being used as a political weapon against a corrupt country's own people? In a previous post,...more
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
Now that Nicolas Maduro is the President of Venezuela, most hopes of political reform in Venezuela have been dashed, at least for the next six years...more
The City of Milwaukee Common Council has approved the appointment of Ann Wilson to the Fire and Police Commission (FPC). Initially, the council voted not to approve Ms. Wilson, who was appointed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom...more
At its meeting on Thursday night, December 6, 2012, the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission ("FPC") announced that it would reconsider its decision to reinstate Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") Officer Richard...more
Attorney Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending November 16, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
by Steven Getman
Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news...more
Attorney Steven Getman reports on a number of stories about the law and lawyers in the news this week:
• Addressing threats to an independent judiciary
• How colleges suppress free speech
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June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Careen Shannon, attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration...more
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The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
Years after the Supreme Court Put the Ball in Congress’s Court,the Sentencing Commission Can Finally Spur Action
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On May 12, 2011, the Obama Administration released its legislative proposal concerning cybersecurity. The proposal comes almost two years after the President identified cyber threats and protecting our digital infrastructure...more
Full text copy of The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070, signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010.
From the law:
“The legislature finds that there is a...more
Civil Writ Petition for issuance of writ in the nature of mandamus for order or direction to be issued directing the member of legislative assembly to desist and refrain from interfering in the administration of law and order...more
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