Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order on Thursday directing Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate individuals involved with the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado. The incident between McClain and officers occurred on August 24, 2019, after officers responded to a 9/11 call about a “suspicious person.” After confronting McClain, one of [...]

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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals held on Tuesday that the Trump administration does not have the authority to compel drug companies to add the price of medicines to their television advertisements. The case overturned a rule published by that Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that required “drug [...]

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During a UN Human Rights Council debate on Wednesday, Philonise Floyd joined by video to request that the UN establish an independent commission to review the police killings of black people in the US as well as the recent violence against protesters. Philonise Floyd is the brother of George Floyd, a black man who was [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases on Monday: Albence v. Chavez and Henry Schein v. Archer & White Sales. These cases are scheduled to be heard during the next term. The Albence v. Chavez case centers on the question of whether a non-citizen who is both set to be removed from the country and [...]

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The Atlanta Chief of Police Erika Shields resigned Saturday following a fatal police encounter in Atlanta, in which officers shot and killed Rayshard Brooks. Shields served as the chief of police for three years. Following her resignation, she stated: For more than two decades, I have served alongside some of the finest men and women [...]

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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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