ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

Fraudulent card charges are relatively easy to reverse, and U.S. law limits credit card liability for consumers. But fraud involving new accounts is tougher to deal with. Javelin estimates that the average victim spends 18 hours dealing with the fallout, including convincing collection agencies and credit–ratings agencies that the accounts weren’t really theirs. And victims … More ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

Ninth Circuit Refuses En Banc Review of Child Slave Labor Case

Source: Nestle Won’t Get Full Ninth Circuit Review of Slave Labor Case A three-judge panel of the court held in October 2018 that the Alien Tort Statute covers allegations that the companies aided and abetted slave labor. Allegations that the companies perpetuated overseas slave labor from headquarters in the U.S. are relevant to the statute’s … More Ninth Circuit Refuses En Banc Review of Child Slave Labor Case

Equifax data breach: Credit reporting agency to pay up to $700 million in settlement – CNN

The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that Equifax will pay at least $300 million and as much as $425 million to compensate affected people with credit monitoring services. That money will go into a fund that will also reimburse people who purchased credit- or identity-monitoring services because of the 2017 data breach. The amount of … More Equifax data breach: Credit reporting agency to pay up to $700 million in settlement – CNN

Prosecutors Are Working to Clear Wrongful Convictions, but Their Record Is Mixed

BEFORE THE CHARGES against him were finally dismissed, Richard Phillips spent more than 45 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, earning him the dubious distinction of having been locked up longer than any other exoneree to date. He is one of 2,425 wrongfully convicted individuals exonerated since 1989, who have collectively … More Prosecutors Are Working to Clear Wrongful Convictions, but Their Record Is Mixed

U.S. human trafficking report weakens child protection

Source: U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning Some lawmakers and human rights advocates have already questioned the report’s objectivity after Reuters disclosed on Tuesday that Pompeo declined to place Saudi Arabia on a list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his own experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition uses under-aged fighters in … More U.S. human trafficking report weakens child protection

How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela’s Gold Landed in Africa—and Vanished

Gold from AGR has made its way into supply chains at U.S. companies including General Motors Co., General Electric Co. and Starbucks Corp., the firms’ filings for 2018 with the Securities and Exchange Commission show, despite U.S. measures to discourage use of so-called conflict minerals from Congo. GM prohibits suppliers from using forced or involuntary … More How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela’s Gold Landed in Africa—and Vanished

RBG and Neil Gorsuch Teaming Up Couldn’t Stop a Bad Ruling in a Big Double Jeopardy Case

First, a slew of “early American courts” disfavored “the prospect of successive prosecutions by the Federal and State Governments.” So did the “Framers of the Bill of Rights,” as well as their preferred legal authorities. (For those counting, Gorsuch found that Alito’s “offence” theory was rejected by “Roman law,” “Athens,” and “the Jewish republic,” as … More RBG and Neil Gorsuch Teaming Up Couldn’t Stop a Bad Ruling in a Big Double Jeopardy Case

At HBCUs, crushing student loan debt is a symptom of even bigger problems

Student borrowers owe close to $1.5 trillion in student loan debt nationwide. However, when race is factored in, black college graduates owe — on average — $7,400 more than their white peers, and that number is expected to more than triple to $25,000 in the next few years, according to the Brookings Institution, a Washington, … More At HBCUs, crushing student loan debt is a symptom of even bigger problems

The Latest: US Energy Policy Hurts Young People, Lawyer Says | Oregon News | US News

The lawsuit asks the courts to declare federal energy policy that contributes to climate change unconstitutional, order the government to quickly phase out carbon dioxide emissions to a certain level by 2100 and mandate a national climate recovery plan. — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oregon/articles/2019-06-04/the-latest-young-climate-activists-get-ready-for-court-test?context=amp

Opinion analysis: The First Amendment, probable cause and questions left unanswered – SCOTUSblog

Opinion analysis: The First Amendment, probable cause and questions left unanswered – SCOTUSblog Roberts wrote the opinion for the court, joined in full by Justices Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan and Brett Kavanaugh, and by Justice Clarence Thomas in all but one part. Roberts began with the requirement that a plaintiff seeking to establish … More Opinion analysis: The First Amendment, probable cause and questions left unanswered – SCOTUSblog