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DC Circuit stays judge’s order requiring release of Mueller grand jury documents to Congress

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Home Daily News DC Circuit stays judge’s order requiring… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss October 30, 2019, 11:27 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal appeals court has stayed a judge’s order requiring the release of grand jury materials from the special counsel probe to Congress. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading “DC Circuit stays judge’s order requiring release of Mueller grand jury documents to Congress”

Cops aren’t liable for destroying home of innocent people, 10th Circuit rules

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Home Daily News Cops aren’t liable for destroying home of… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss October 30, 2019, 4:17 pm CDT The owners of a home that was destroyed by police pursuing a fleeing suspect are not entitled to compensation under the takings clause, a federal appeals court has ruled. The Denver-based 10th U.S. … Continue reading “Cops aren’t liable for destroying home of innocent people, 10th Circuit rules”

North Carolina congressional map drawn to benefit GOP can’t be used in 2020, state panel rules

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Home Daily News North Carolina congressional map drawn to… Election Law By Debra Cassens Weiss October 29, 2019, 11:50 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. On Monday, a panel of three state judges in North Carolina blocked the state from using its current congressional map in 2020 elections. The judges said plaintiffs were likely to succeed … Continue reading “North Carolina congressional map drawn to benefit GOP can’t be used in 2020, state panel rules”

11th Circuit tosses suit claiming DNC unfairly disfavored Bernie Sanders in 2016 primaries

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Home Daily News 11th Circuit tosses suit claiming DNC unfairly… Election Law By Debra Cassens Weiss October 29, 2019, 1:38 pm CDT U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in 2016. Shutterstock A federal appeals court has tossed a proposed class action that claimed the Democratic National Committee showed bias against U.S. Sen. Bernie … Continue reading “11th Circuit tosses suit claiming DNC unfairly disfavored Bernie Sanders in 2016 primaries”

Woman gets 22 years in prison after showing up at her lawyer’s office with a loaded shotgun

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Home Daily News Woman gets 22 years in prison after showing… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss October 28, 2019, 10:22 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A 78-year-old woman found guilty of raising a loaded shotgun toward her former lawyer before he wrestled it away from her has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. … Continue reading “Woman gets 22 years in prison after showing up at her lawyer’s office with a loaded shotgun”

Scores of inspectors general criticize DOJ response to Ukraine whistleblower

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Home Daily News Scores of inspectors general criticize DOJ… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss October 28, 2019, 1:17 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is among about 70 federal inspectors general who are criticizing the department’s conclusion that the Ukraine whistleblower complaint did not need to be turned over … Continue reading “Scores of inspectors general criticize DOJ response to Ukraine whistleblower”

Disbarred lawyer loses appeal based on judge’s testimony against him

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Home Daily News Disbarred lawyer loses appeal based on judge’s… Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss October 28, 2019, 4:39 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal judge who filed a grievance against a lawyer for conduct in his personal bankruptcy was permitted to testify against the lawyer in his disciplinary case, the Texas Supreme Court … Continue reading “Disbarred lawyer loses appeal based on judge’s testimony against him”

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ opens criminal review of Russia probe; DeVos held in contempt

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: DOJ opens criminal review… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss October 25, 2019, 2:19 pm CDT Education Secretary Betsy DeVos/U.S. Department of Education. Department of Justice reportedly opens criminal inquiry into origins of Russia probe The U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the origins of the Russia probe has shifted … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: DOJ opens criminal review of Russia probe; DeVos held in contempt”

Prisons and jails use artificial intelligence to monitor inmate phone calls

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Home Daily News Prisons and jails use artificial intelligence… Technology By Debra Cassens Weiss October 25, 2019, 10:22 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Artificial intelligence is helping prisons and jails monitor inmate phone calls to learn of criminal activity and potential suicides. The technology uses speech recognition, semantic analytics and machine learning software to build … Continue reading “Prisons and jails use artificial intelligence to monitor inmate phone calls”

Judge orders DOJ to turn over Mueller grand jury information for impeachment probe

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Home Daily News Judge orders DOJ to turn over Mueller grand… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss October 25, 2019, 4:22 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The chief federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday that the House Judiciary Committee is entitled to see grand jury materials related to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation … Continue reading “Judge orders DOJ to turn over Mueller grand jury information for impeachment probe”

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