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Department of Justice says Seattle not violating consent decree on police use of force – new burden of proof language no impediment to effective discipline

After an arbitrator overturned the termination of a Seattle police officer accused of punching a handcuffed suspect (award), the District Court judge overseeing a consent decree concerning police use of force issued an Order to Show Cause questioning whether the … Continue reading

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In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

This most recent government shutdown was the longest ever, but it was only partial. Many agencies—including the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, Labor, and others—had already received appropriations for 2019. Those agencies continued to operate normally—except when they were affected … Continue reading

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UPDATE: James Gibson Killed in River Road Accident Involving City Trash Vehicle. Justice Available to Family?

James Gibson Killed in River Road Accident. (WTVW.com) Columbus News A fatal motor vehicle accident tragically claimed the life of 63-year-old James Gibson of Fortson, GA Thursday, January 31, 2019. In an update, Ledger-Enquirer.com reports that “Gibson was eastbound on … Continue reading

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SOTU addresses criminal justice reform

Despite all of the partisan clapping/sitting during the State of the Union, there was one nice moment of bipartisanship. It came during the discussion of criminal justice reform. The First Step Act got everyone standing as it was a joint … Continue reading

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Victims of Sexual Abuse Now Have a Chance to Seek Justice with Passage of Child Victims Act

Victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York have been asking lawmakers for a chance to seek and obtain justice. According to a report in The New York Times, powerful interests including insurance companies, private schools and leaders in the … Continue reading

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