With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.
The U.S. attorney general also addressed forthcoming bump stock regulations, immigration, opioids, and ‘prioritizing crime and criminal justice enforcement.’
Work conditions at the territory’s Department of Justice haven’t been the same since Hurricane Maria, to the detriment of morale and legal proceedings.
Poll: “It demonstrates that the American public is ahead of public officials in thinking about what is fair and equitable treatment under the law.”
Republican lawmakers are increasingly showing disdain for decisions made by the judicial branch—and by extension the rule of law.
Legal battles can be expensive to tax payers and time consuming for city and state legal departments. Philadelphia has been at loggerheads with the industry for almost two years, racking up legal fees north of $1.4 million.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s maps as too heavily biased toward Republicans, the latest ruling in a new and contentious battle over legislative districts.
Judges said redistricting designed to elect Republicans violated the Constitution, the first time a federal court has come to that conclusion.
It’s one of several ways local officials are trying to reform a bail system that the state largely controls.
Public defenders say the funding problem they’ve been shouting about for years is at a crisis point.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions now considers jurisdictions that prevent law enforcement from inquiring about immigration status in violation of U.S. Code.
The Manhattan district attorney has come under fire for campaign donations he received—one from Harvey Weinstein's lawyer and others from a Trump family attorney.
The conservative justices seem eager to deal a fatal blow to one of the major constituencies of the Democratic Party.
A suit in California says the state’s Medicaid program pays doctors so poorly, the mostly Hispanic patients that use the program aren’t getting timely access to quality medical care. Lawyers working on the case believe it is the first to sue Medicaid using a state anti-discrimination statute.
In Durham, the sheriff and district attorney appear divided over whether civil disobedience deserves greater leniency from the judicial system.
A trio of practitioners and experts assert “if our collective responsibility is to foster justice and public safety—as we believe it is—we have miles to go before we sleep.”
In Philadelphia and other cities, prosecutors have formed “conviction review units”—special teams that reinvestigate cases they may have gotten wrong.
Laws keep evolving, budgets keep tightening and more experienced attorneys are ready to retire, making automation that much more important for governments.
The U.S. attorney general followed through on a threat he made in May, showing he’s willing to withhold millions of dollars meant for criminal justice initiatives if it means getting states and localities to enforce federal immigration law.
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