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New York nonprofit The Legal Aid Society (LAS) Thursday reported that data from the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) shows the successes of New York’s 2019 bail reform law. Under the 2019 law, judges must release those charged with misdemeanors or most nonviolent felonies on their own recognizance or under “non-monetary conditions.” However, for [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday held that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can resume its examination of classified documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence. The court’s ruling stayed a September 5 preliminary injunction from a Florida federal district judge overseeing the criminal probe. The court held [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against former president Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, and senior management, including Trump’s children. As a result of a three-year investigation, James claims to have uncovered years of evidence wherein the Trumps allegedly engaged in financial fraud to obtain more favorable loan rates and [...]

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US President Joe Biden Wednesday spoke to the UN General Assembly. Biden used the forum to sharply criticize Russia’s war in Ukraine and tout his administration’s accomplishments. Biden began his remarks by telling the assembled world leaders: Let us speak plainly. A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded its neighbor, attempted to [...]

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Alianza Americas Tuesday filed a class-action lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on behalf of nearly 50 migrants flown from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The case is in federal court in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. On September 14, a plane of Venezuelan migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday charged 47 defendants for their alleged roles in a $250 million fraud scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minnesota nonprofit Feeding Our Future allegedly stole money from the Federal Child Nutrition Program intended to feed children during the pandemic. The defendants are charged with “conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, and [...]

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Baltimore Judge Melissa Phinn Monday vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed after he spent 23 years in prison for the murder of student Hae Min Lee in 1999. Syed was convicted in 2000 and sentenced to life in prison; his case was the subject of the podcast Serial and documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed. [...]

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Former President Donald Trump’s legal team Tuesday filed a letter with the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York asking to delay a conference scheduled for Tuesday with the special master overseeing documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence. The conference with special master Raymond Dearie, a US District Court judge for [...]

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Texas authorities Monday announced a criminal investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ operation which flew approximately 50 Venezuelan migrants into Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, located in San Antonio, Texas, claims migrants were “lured under false pretenses” from the Migrant Resource Center to Florida, where they then boarded a plane chartered by [...]

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