Tag Archives: Officials

AP: Potential Visa Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Xinjiang Abuses

  Gerry Shih reports for the AP today that the U.S. government may pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in human rights abuses in the western region of Xinjiang. Shih has recently reported elsewhere on a sweeping security crackdown in … Continue reading

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Treasury Department Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities

The Treasury Department has placed several prominent Russian individuals and companies on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons lists (“SDN list”). Several of these parties are Russian billionaires previously identified in the Treasury Department’s so-called “Oligarch List” reported to … Continue reading

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Magistrate’s Ruling Eases Burden for Officials Seeking Forced Disclosure of Encryption Passwords

One of the more interesting legal questions raised by digital technologies is this: Can the government compel a person to divulge the password to an encrypted computer without violating the Constitution’s protection against compelled self-incrimination? The question, which rarely arose … Continue reading

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In cases involving alleged abuse of a minor child courts owe “unusual deference” to a school official’s decision to report reasonably suspected abuse and neglect

School District employees reporting "potential child abuse" to a state agency led to the parent bringing an action in federal court alleging violations of Title VII and the parent's Constitutionally protected right of free speech. The court dismissed the complaint … Continue reading

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ICE Officials to End Obama-Era Policy Protecting Pregnant Women From Detention

On Thursday, March 29, U.S. officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the agency was withdrawing an Obama-era policy preventing pregnant women from being detained, unless in the case of mandatory detention or other “extraordinary circumstances”. Officials were … Continue reading

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