Serious law. Primary sources. Global perspective.
geralt / Pixabay

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear ordered an investigation Monday into the fatal police shooting of David McAtee. Beshear called for the release of body camera footage. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that officers on the scene did not activate their body cameras. Fischer subsequently fired Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad. The investigation will be a joint [...]

READ MORE
MarkThomas / Pixabay

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the New York convention does not conflict with state law doctrines of equitable estoppel which allow non-signatories to an arbitration agreement to compel arbitration. The case involves an American company (ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA) and a French company (F.L. Industries Inc.), which entered into three contacts, all of which [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Old White Truck)

US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that the US government will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. “It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left,” Trump tweeted. “Don’t lay the blame on others.” According to Merriam-Webster, “ANTIFA” or “Antifa” is short for the German “antifaschistisch” (“anti-facist” in English), and is often used to [...]

READ MORE
Photo credit: Stephanie Sundier

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 [...]

READ MORE
grapesky / Pixabay

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC that the president did not require the Senate’s advice and consent before making appointments to the Financial Oversight and Management Board in Puerto Rico based on the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. The Oversight Board [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (U.S. Customs and Border Control)

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland ordered Friday that non-citizens held in immigrant detention centers must be provided fair hearings and the government must prove if an immigrant is a flight risk. Consistent with the Trump administration’s orders, immigrants, even asylum seekers, were being held without bond, despite never having [...]

READ MORE

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Nasrallah v. Barr that courts can review an immigrant’s factual challenge to a denial of their application to stay deportation under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Under US immigration law, “noncitizens who commit certain crimes are removable from the United States.” However, during these removal proceedings, a “noncitizen [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Paul Becker)

In a video teleconference on Monday, US President Donald Trump told US governors to target violent protesters by exercising more force, following the third night of protests across the country. In the audio clip obtained by CBS News, Trump addressed national governors, law enforcement and national security officials, accusing them of being “weak” and failing in [...]

READ MORE