US Legal News

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a stay of proceedings Wednesday, suspending the release of a grand jury investigation regarding sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. The report was expected to run hundreds of pages long, including interviews with victims, covering six dioceses . There is no information as to who filed the appeal for [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that employee stock options given to railroad workers were not taxable under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act of 1937 because employee stock options are not money. Under the act, only “compensation” was taxed, in order to exclude the food and lodging that railroads typically provided employees in [...]

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The US Supreme Court decided 8-1 Thursday in Pereira v. Sessions that a 10-year ‘continuous presence’ exception for nonpermanent residents does not stop upon notice to appear for removal proceedings if the notice indicates no time or place for which the resident would need to appear. One component of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant [...]

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Insufficient medical care contributed to more than half the deaths reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) between December 2015 and April 2017, according to a report issued on Wednesday by a collaboration of advocacy groups. The 72-page report analyzes 15 “Detainee Death Reviews” ICE released from December 2015 through April 2017, finding that [...]

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