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Costa M. Pleicones, former chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, will join the Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd law firm's Columbia office as special counsel. He will advise clients on complex litigation and appellate issues, in addition to providing mediation and arbitration services. Pleicones served as ...
As Meek Mill sits in jail on parole violation charges related to a case he caught when he was just 19 years old, his mother is appealing to the newly elected district attorney in Philadelphia to help her son get the justice she feels he deserves. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that during a brief news ...

(Geneva) – North Korean escapees and criminal justice experts will offer a rare view of pervasive human rights violations in everyday life in North Korea during a side event at the United Nations Human Rights Council session this week, Human Rights Watch said today. These abuses against children, ...
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. investigators of war atrocities in South Sudan urged the African Union (AU) on Tuesday to make a final push to secure justice for millions of victims. Oil-rich South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but slid into civil war in December 2013, with President Salva Kiir's ...
The Department of Justice is targeting a problem identified in investigations by KING 5 and public radio's Northwest News Network. Those reports showed that around 4,000 people in Washington fail criminal background checks each year when they try to purchase a firearm. In many cases, the purchaser ...
The U.S. Department of Justice and Oklahoma business, oil and gas interests are worried that a Native American death penalty case at the U.S. Supreme Court could “radically” upend state civil, regulatory and criminal jurisdiction in eastern Oklahoma, including the city of Tulsa. The case, Royal v. Murphy ...

The Philippines' chief justice has vowed to fight "until the end" the impeachment complaint against her, despite calls from allies of President Rodrigo Duterte for her to resign. In a speech on Monday, Lourdes Sereno said giving up her position will erode the independence of the country's highest court, and ...
That's what makes a new criminal justice reform bill now making its way to Florida governor Rick Scott's desk especially noteworthy. On Friday, the Florida Legislature approved a bill, introduced by Republican state representative Chris Sprowls, that requires every entity within the state's criminal justice ...
"That's the one where the Supreme Court decided that gay marriage was constitutionally protected." Letter also mentioned his work on the defense of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance act, though, he noted, "In the long run, that didn't work out so well." For the legal community and Justice Department ...
The bill also sets tougher penalties for providing prohibited countries with military materials and for trafficking in fentanyl-laced heroin. And it requires the Justice Department to classify inmates according to their recidivism risk and assign them to appropriate recidivism reduction programs, including drug ...
There was a lot of disappointment surrounding Justice League when it premiered in theaters, and as the movie hits home video people are starting to open up about the movie's production. While discussing his time filming as Commissioner Gordon with Collider, J.K. Simmons revealed some of his scenes ...
Hugh Grant, in particular, has been singled out for his excellent, comic performance as the dastardly Phoenix Buchanan – yet Best Supporting actor went to Sam Rockwell for his turn in – you guessed it – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Is there any justice in the world? Some film fans think not.
But Native American advocacy groups say far too little attention is focused on the issue of sexual violence against native women, which has been going on since colonial times, and that the vast majority of abusers are never brought to justice. 2016 National Institute of Justice statistics back up their ...
Since November, 76 Louisiana inmates who were released early as a result of the state's criminal justice overhaul have been re-arrested, according to a report in the Shreveport Times. According to the Times, the offenders were arrested on charges including bank fraud, parole violations, aggravated ...
File-This Nov. 24, 2015, file photo shows Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking to the media during a vigil for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot and killed Oct. 20, 2014 in Chicago. Jackson says he's deeply insulted by a Fox News host's “attack” on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices say they do not act politically when they decide cases. But they freely admit to taking account of politics in deciding when to retire. Most justices, for instance, try to step down under politically like-minded presidents. “That's not 100 percent true,” Chief Justice William ...
Senate Bills 406 and 407 are based on recommendations from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform, which delivered its report to Deal on Wednesday. Both pieces of legislation were authored by state Sen. Brian Strickland, R-McDonough, but state Sen. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, is also one ...

Shared to the DC Cinematic subreddit, one fan has taken parts of Justice League as well as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and combined them with the digital visualization of Darkseid from the DC video game Injustice: Gods Among Us and put them together to create a version of Snyder's ...
Sanem Altan: 'Justice is determined in the presidential palace'. Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan has been sentenced to life in prison for "violating the constitution." His daughter tells DW that the verdict is a political decision aimed at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's opponents. Sanem Altan hugs her father.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia voted to replace Chief Justice Allen Loughry. Friday the court voted to change the leadership of the Court, effective immediately. The Court elect Margaret Workman as Chief Justice through December 31, 2018. "It's time to begin ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Early Saturday morning, Governor Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency for all 55 counties in the state. In a press release Justice said heavy rain and the potential for flooding led to his decision. The press release also said the State Emergency Operations Center is working to ...
Finally, the time for justice has come. Two Islamic State fighters, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh — part of a cell of British jihadists who tortured and killed our children in Syria — have been captured. We are deeply grateful to President Trump and the men and women of the F.B.I., the United States ...
But this week there was bipartisan agreement on a bill to make major changes to the criminal justice system, especially for nonviolent drug offenders. This bill has been years in the making the Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved it. But on the eve of the committee's vote, Attorney General ...
Speaking on Monday at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as part of a panel that included Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Slate's Dahlia Lithwick encouraged members of the media to reconsider recent portrayals of Ginsburg. She suggested that depictions of her as cultural icon and judicial celebrity ...
They have worn "I can't breathe" shirts during pregame warm-ups to support the Black Lives Matter movement. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, while onstage at the ESPYs in July 2016, decried police shootings of people of color, and spoke out about racial tensions in the ...
In a December document first reported by ProPublica, the Department of Justice argued that inquiring about citizenship status in the decennial census was critical to enforcing Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which protects against racial discrimination in voting. Measuring the total number of citizens of ...
For nearly 50 years, Darkseid has been one of the most powerful villains in the DC Comics universe, making him an excellent candidate for cinematic adaptation. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alluded to Darkseid's existence through Batman's Knightmare, and in the years leading up to Justice ...
Every member of the Justice League ensemble brings something unique to the table. Batman (Ben Affleck) provides an angry and seasoned sense of justice, The Flash (Ezra Miller) has a sense of youthful exuberance, and Superman (Henry Cavill) serves as a constant beacon of hope. Then there's Diana ...
Saugerties town justice Dan Lamb died Tuesday, Feb. 13 while abroad in the Turks and Caicos Islands on a family vacation, town supervisor Fred Costello Jr. said. He was 65, and had been elected to serve a seventh term in November 2017. “Dan was just part of the fabric of what Saugerties is,” said ...
In this week's issue, we see the fall of the first of the Nightmare Batmen, the strikeforce of corrupted Batmen inspired by Batman's deepest insecurities and themed on each member of the Justice League. Cyborg, Flash and Raven bring about the demise of the Red Death, the Flash-themed Nightmare ...
Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice ...
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee suggested Wednesday that the FBI and the Justice Department are asking for excessive redactions from a memo written by Democrats to rebut GOP assertions that the FBI unlawfully spied on a Trump campaign adviser. Rep. Adam Schiff said FBI and ...
HBO has cast Justice League actor Ray Fisher — who played the angst-ridden chrome-covered superhero last fall — as a series regular in the detective drama's third season. Also joining the cast are Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead), Jon Tenney (The Closer) and Rhys Wakefield (The Purge) in ...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley hit back hard at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday after his former Senate colleague launched a preemptive strike on his criminal justice bill. The legislation, which Grassley has worked on for more than two years, is expected to win ...
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2018)-- The growing consensus around criminal justice reform is complex: Republicans and Democrats alike support measures like banning the box, reforming bail systems, expanding reentry programs, and changing sentences for nonviolent offenders. But others express ...
“These attacks on these institutions like we're seeing now with the FBI and the Justice Department — I mean these are things that they're hallmarks of our country,” he said. “And as we erode them or create enormous doubts in the minds of Americans that there's anything we can trust…it gets us in trouble.”.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has effectively shuttered an Obama-era office dedicated to making legal aid accessible to all citizens, according to two people familiar with the situation. The division, the Office for Access to Justice, began as an initiative in 2010 under former Attorney General Eric ...
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, left, says in a new book that she was sexually harassed while working as a prosecutor. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, right, says she has faced “unwelcome comments, advances, touching and stalking” in her career. (Nancy Stone and Jose M. Osorio ...
The statement, which turned out to be false, was overseen by the president aboard Air Force One returning from the G20 meeting in Germany, a process that instantaneously put Trump in legal jeopardy for obstruction of justice. “It was a short introductory meeting,” the statement read. “I asked Jared and ...
“Over the last 24 hours we have borne witness to a travesty of justice of spectacular proportions. To have been granted release only to have the door to freedom so callously slammed in his face is devastating for Taner, his family and all who stand for justice in Turkey,” said Amnesty International's Secretary ...
In a rare unsigned statement, the FBI cited "grave concerns" with inaccuracies and omissions in the four-page memo, which was written by House Republicans and alleges abuses at the Justice Department connected to secret surveillance orders. Trump has told advisers that the memo could benefit him by ...
But Aquilina's barely concealed reference to prison rape — an epidemic to which an estimated 200,000 people in the US are subjected every year — calls our attention to a tension in the #MeToo moment: its relationship to the criminal justice system. Institutional change moves more slowly than the news ...
The Justice Department on Wednesday cited last week's decision by Judge William H. Walls to throw out several charges the senator had faced, including bribery counts stemming from accusations that Mr. Menendez lobbied on behalf of a wealthy Florida eye doctor in exchange for political donations.
This column is not — repeat, not — going to argue that our conservative chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr., has morphed into a moderate. With important decisions looming in the remainder of a Supreme Court term that has been unusually quiet so far, there's little reason to expect surprises from the chief ...
Topeka family still seeks answers, justice 3 decades after Alice Gibson's slaying. Gibson, 19, was a THS graduate attending Wichita State University. Bessie Mayfield holds photos of her daughter Alice Gibson, who was murdered 30 years ago. (Katie Moore/The Capital-Journal). Thirty years after the murder ...
The family of Betty Jones, a 55-year-old woman, accidentally killed by Chicago Police two years ago is calling for justice. Jones' twin daughters spoke out Sunday for the first time since COPA, the agency in charge of investigating Officer Robert Rialmos actions determined that the shooting was not justified.
Families of youths in the juvenile justice system won't be charged fees that advocates say many can't afford to pay under a separate law. Another will require offenders age 15 or younger to consult with attorneys before waiving their rights. • Records will be sealed for dismissed juvenile court petitions or ...
Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Today, we see how early issues of the Justice League deal with Superman being too powerful! You see, when the Justice League of America debuted, the idea was to spotlight the lesser characters – the newer ...
Chief Justice John Roberts stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in June, 2017, following new Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch investiture ceremony, a ceremony to ... Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday released his annual report on the federal judiciary.
The Department of Justice has requested the Census Bureau include a citizenship question on the 2020 census form that experts claim could sabotage the results. The DOJ letter dated December 12 said that including a question on citizenship on the census would benefit the department and allow it to ...


 

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