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Justice Department Takes Action Against Telecom Carriers Over Robocalls

Justice Department Takes Action Against Telecom Carriers Over Robocalls

BY JANITA KAN   The Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that it had taken action against telecommunication carriers for allegedly facilitating fraudulent robocalls in a first of its kind enforcement operation by the department. DOJ officials said in a press release that they had filed civil actions for temporary restraining orders in two separate cases to block five companies […]

Supreme Court Legal Fights to Watch in 2020

Supreme Court Legal Fights to Watch in 2020

BY JANITA KAN  As the U.S. Supreme Court enters into the new year, the justices are preparing to confront a series of hot-button issues in the second half of what is widely viewed as a historic term. Since the start of the term in October, the court has already heard arguments on a number of high profile cases […]

DHS Considering Protections to Prevent Violence Against Places of Worship

DHS Considering Protections to Prevent Violence Against Places of Worship

BY JANITA KAN   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering a list of recommendations aimed at preventing violence against faith-based communities after a spate of attacks synagogues, churches, and other places of worship. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has asked agency heads, in a memorandum obtained by media outlets, to come up with a plan to bolster the […]

DHS Watchdog Probe Finds ‘No Misconduct’ in Death of 2 Migrant Children

DHS Watchdog Probe Finds ‘No Misconduct’ in Death of 2 Migrant Children

BY JANITA KAN The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) internal watchdog found no wrongdoing by immigration officials in the death of two migrant children who died last year. The two children died last December in Border Patrol (CBP) custody after they made the dangerous trek through Mexico to cross into the United States illegally. Jakelin Maquin died on Dec. […]

Progressive Prosecutors Pushing ‘Social Reform’ Earn Praise and Criticism

Progressive Prosecutors Pushing ‘Social Reform’ Earn Praise and Criticism

BY JANITA KAN Across the country, a small but growing number of non-traditional district attorneys, known as progressive prosecutors, are being elected to office. From Larry Krasner who vowed to end mass incarceration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Kim Ogg who promised to decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana in Harris County, Texas, these prosecutors have won office by […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Revive Law Banning Homeless From Sleeping Outdoors

Supreme Court Refuses to Revive Law Banning Homeless From Sleeping Outdoors

BY JANITA KAN   The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a city’s bid to overturn a lower court decision that prevented officials from prosecuting the homeless for sleeping outdoors when no other shelter is available. The appeal from Boise, Idaho, asked the top court to overturn a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit […]

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