In a newly filed federal lawsuit, Shannon Phillips, who led Starbucks’ retail operations in southern New Jersey, the Philadelphia region, Delaware, and parts of Maryland, says she had nothing to do with the arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson in 2018.
A recent legal settlement that won compensation for indigents denied the right to legal counsel in two South Carolina jurisdictions could ensure Sixth Amendment protections in municipal proceedings across the state—and elsewhere, argues one of the ACLU lawyers involved in the case.
Marshae Jones of Birmingham was five months pregnant on Dec. 4 when an argument broke out between her and another woman outside a Dollar General, AL.com reported. The fight, which police said was over the fetus’s father, led 23-year-old Ebony Jemison to shoot Jones in the stomach.
Justices on Texas’ two high courts have been among the most vocal critics of a system that requires justices to run as partisan figures but rule as impartial arbiters, and the state has been challenged in court over the practice.
One bill, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and similar groups, would allow DAs to more easily prosecute police officers for killing civilians. The other, backed by police unions and management, would instead focus on internal department policies and training.
Based on recent precedent, it seems safe to assume that the FBI and Department of Justice will ignore President Trump’s tweets calling for investigations into cases like the recent unsigned op ed in The New York Times. But how long can we rely upon this assumption?
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a “clean slate” bill that seals nonviolent criminal records after a decade, a move that progressive goups touted as a first for any state and a national model for planned federal legislation,
The government has former spies, military officials, and law enforcement professionals on hundreds of corporate boards to protect national security, in what a Washington University Law Review study calls an increase in “national security corporate governance.”