Amid ongoing national protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee have introduced two bills to reform police practices. The nationwide protests have commonly pushed for reforms to police practices to prevent instances of unneccesary uses of force. Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced one [...]

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Garrison Kenneth Courtney, formerly a public affairs officer for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), pleaded guilty on Thursday to defrauding companies of millions of dollars by pretending to be an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). At least 12 companies were defrauded out of more than $4.4 million due to Courtney’s false posing [...]

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Thursday several new plans for reforming police practices in the city, including an end to using police to respond to non-criminal activity. Some activities that police will no longer respond to include issues with homelessness and medical situations. Breed’s plan involves the development of a “systematic response plan [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuitheard oral arguments on Friday regarding the decision of Judge Emmet Sullivan to appoint a retired judge to argue against the Department of Justice’s move to drop the perjury charges against Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor to US President [...]

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The US Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday authorized Congress to issue subpoenas to those who participated in an FBI investigation into President Donald Trump. The investigation, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, was conducted under the Obama administration during the 2016 election and investigated the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia. The goal of the subpoenas is to [...]

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The US Supreme Court held Monday in Banister v. Davis that Rule 59(e) of federal civil procedure does not change a habeas court’s judgment, and it thus is not considered a “second or successive habeas petition,” expanding the scope of federal post-conviction review. The petitioner in this case is Gregory Banister, who was convicted for [...]

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