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Trump Says He Is Seeking Legal Solution on DACA Following Supreme Court Ruling

Trump Says He Is Seeking Legal Solution on DACA Following Supreme Court Ruling

BY JANITA KAN President Donald Trump decried the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject his bid to end an Obama-era program that provided legal protections and work authorizations to illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children, saying they have to “start this process all over again” for a legal solution. On Thursday morning, the Supreme […]

DOJ Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies Over User Content

DOJ Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies Over User Content

BY JANITA KAN The Justice Department (DOJ) has unveiled a series of legislative proposals that would curtail broad legal protections for online platforms in an effort to push tech companies to address illicit material while moderating content responsibly. The proposed reforms are the latest in the Trump administration’s ongoing clash with big tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook. President […]

Supreme Court Denies to Review Trump Admin’s Request to Strike California’s Sanctuary Law

Supreme Court Denies to Review Trump Admin’s Request to Strike California’s Sanctuary Law

BY JANITA KAN The Supreme Court on June 15 rejected to hear the Trump administration’s request to strike down several provisions of a California “sanctuary” law that limits the cooperation between state and local law enforcement and federal immigration agents. The Trump administration appealed to the high court after lower courts refused to enjoin several provisions of the California Values Act, or Senate […]

Supreme Court Denies to Hear Challenges to Legal Doctrine Shielding Police From Misconduct Lawsuits

Supreme Court Denies to Hear Challenges to Legal Doctrine Shielding Police From Misconduct Lawsuits

BY JANITA KAN The Supreme Court on Monday has declined to revisit a widely debated legal doctrine—known as “qualified immunity”—that insulates police officers from civil liability over their conduct. The top court denied eight major cases (pdf) that presented opportunities for the justices to reconsider its qualified immunity doctrine, which shields government officials from liability for damages claims […]

AG Barr Says Trump Admin Will Work on Use of Force Standards, Training With Police Leaders

AG Barr Says Trump Admin Will Work on Use of Force Standards, Training With Police Leaders

BY JANITA KAN Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that the Trump administration will work with law enforcement leaders to reform policing practices by improving standards and training amid days of protests calling for change following the death of George Floyd. Barr made the comments while participating in a roundtable with law enforcement officials in the White […]

Barr Says 51 Arrests Have Been Made for Federal Crimes Over Violent Rioting

Barr Says 51 Arrests Have Been Made for Federal Crimes Over Violent Rioting

BY JANITA KAN Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday authorities have made 51 arrests for federal crimes related to violent rioting amid days of protests over the death of George Floyd. Barr said the Justice Department and other federal agencies are working around the clock to restore order, adding that resources have been deployed to quell outbreaks of […]

AG Barr Condemns Violent Rioting During Floyd Protests, Blames Outside Radicals, Agitators

AG Barr Condemns Violent Rioting During Floyd Protests, Blames Outside Radicals, Agitators

BY JANITA KAN   Attorney General William Barr on Saturday condemned the violent rioting that is occurring in cities nationwide amid protests calling for justice over George Floyd’s death. Barr said during a press conference that the violence within these protests appears to have been “planned, organized, and driven” by groups of outside radicals and agitators who are […]

GOP Lawmakers Urge Barr to Review Strict Lockdown Measures in New Resolution

GOP Lawmakers Urge Barr to Review Strict Lockdown Measures in New Resolution

BY JANITA KAN A group of Republican lawmakers is urging Attorney General William Barr to review the various lockdown measures put in place by state and local officials in response to the CCP virus pandemic. This comes amid the ongoing debate, which has sparked protests across the country, over how far measures can go to protect public health before […]

AG Barr Directs Prosecutors to Watch for Lockdown Restrictions That Violate Constitutional Rights

AG Barr Directs Prosecutors to Watch for Lockdown Restrictions That Violate Constitutional Rights

BY JANITA KAN Attorney General William Barr on Monday directed federal prosecutors to keep an eye out for lockdown measures aimed at controlling the spread of the CCP virus pandemic that may be infringing on constitutional rights. In a brief memorandum (pdf), Barr urged U.S. attorneys general across the country to “be on the lookout” for state and local restrictions that could be […]

Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Deport Green Card Holders Convicted of Serious Crimes

Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Deport Green Card Holders Convicted of Serious Crimes

BY JANITA KAN A divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to make it easier for the federal government to deport lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who have been convicted of serious crimes. In a 5-4 decision, the top court justices sided against a man who was seeking to cancel deportation orders stemming from firearm and drug offenses. LPRs who are […]

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