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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
“Sheriff Joe” – the lawman in charge of Maricopa County in Arizona – has made a name for himself with his tough stance on illegal immigration. He’s even been sued over it – by both Latinos, who say he racially profiles them,...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
The United States has a long history of denying minorities their right to vote―of practicing racially-motivated disenfranchisement. In early 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott continued this tradition by issuing an...more
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
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
The Obama administration has filed its third lawsuit against a state – this time South Carolina – for trying to deal with illegal immigration on a state level.
South Carolina’s law, like proposals in Arizona and Alabama,...more
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
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
Fear can be a powerful tool: our politicians warn us that drugs and violence are seeping into our safe communities, and that, if elected, they can help put a stop to it. Once elected, these mostly white men support Criminal...more
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