Source: Ruling: Government Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’ WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge expanded an investigation Wednesday into prison recordings of attorney-client conversations to focus on the government’s conduct in the wake of the destruction of “critical evidence” on a computer — despite an earlier court order to preserve all hard drives at the U.S. … More Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’
Constitutional issue of whether sitting President can be indicted and criminally prosecuted discussed, in light of allegations that Pres Clinton had sexual relationship with White House intern
Source: How Two Big-Name Plaintiffs Lawyers Became Rivals Over NCAA Concussion Cases When it comes to concussion litigation in college sports, you could say Jay Edelson has the ball. Jay Edelson After years of flagging problems in a $75 million settlement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and finally elbowing his way into the case, … More Two Big-Name Lawyers Clash Over NCAA Concussion Cases
Source: The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t. A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation. The cargo began as ordinary soybeans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Like ordinary … More Massive imports of corn and soybeans fraudulently labelled organic weren’t.
Source: Exclusive: ICE put detained immigrants in solitary confinement for hunger striking Beginning last April, and picking up in the weeks following the November election, dozens of detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in rural Georgia went on hunger strike in protest of their detention. The private prison corporation that runs the facility, … More Detained immigrants put in solitary confinement for hunger striking
Source: As ICE Expands Immigrant Detention, California Lawmakers Seek Standards – Times of San Diego Trash-strewn cells, moldy showers, broken telephones, excessive use of solitary confinement, and “slimy, foul-smelling lunch meat.” These are the conditions that detainees face inside one of southern California’s largest immigration detention facilities, according to a report this month by … More California Lawmakers Seek Immigration Detention Standards – Times of San Diego
Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction. “Can you foresee a day,” asked Shirley Ann Jackson, president of the college in upstate New York, “when smart machines, driven … More Software Program’s Secret Algorithms Used to Send People to Prison
Source: For-Profit College Kaplan To Refund Federal Financial Aid Under Settlement With United States The Department of Justice began investigating Kaplan after a whistleblower, Leslie Coleman, filed a quitam lawsuit under the False Claims Act accusing Kaplan of employing unqualified instructors to teach Medical Assistant courses at its San Antonio campuses. The suit alleged that … More Kaplan College To Refund Financial Aid
Debtors’ prison sounds like an archaic term — some long abandoned concept from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel. Unfortunately, modern day debtors’ prison is alive and well throughout the state of Ohio. Today across Ohio, municipalities routinely imprison those who are unable to pay fines and court costs despite a 1983 United States … More Although they are implemented differently in different courts, debtors’ prison practices still exist, potentially affecting thousands of individuals.
Source: Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws “Forced labor is a particular violation of the statute that we’ve alleged,” Free said. “Whether you’re calling it forced labor or slavery, the practical reality for the plaintiffs is much the same. You’re being compelled to work against your will … More GEO Group is accused of forcing thousands of ICE detainees into a violation of anti-slavery laws