As soaring unemployment continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and food pantries remain closed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has limited who can receive emergency funds for food assistance, leaving out some of the most vulnerable families. Two nonprofit California-based groups representing those families are suing…
Legal Examiner reporter Katherine Snow Smith interviewed Professor Richard S. Frase from the University of Minnesota Law School to get his breakdown and analysis of the charges against the four police officers involved in George Floyd’s death. Frase is a criminal law professor and co-director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice as well as the founder and co-director of the Institute’s Sentencing Guidelines Resource Center. Derek Chauvin, the officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, is charged with second degree murder while commiting a felony, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
A Supreme Court ruling this week blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to immediately shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, relieves, for the time being, the uncertainty 650,000 children born to undocumented immigrants have faced since President Donald Trump’s second year in office. But the struggle for the “dreamers,” as that group is called, is far from over.
For decades there has been a debate over lawyer advertising. Some say it hurts the profession’s image and other say it allows middle class and poor people – who may not know a lawyer or what it costs to hire one – access to legal service.
As the nation inches closer to what will surely be a contentious presidential election in November, efforts are underway to secure voter rights and quash suppression and voter disenfranchisement.
When pharmaceutical companies illegally fix prices on generic drugs, it affects nearly every consumer of those medications, experts say.
The Supreme Court on Monday stood by its 50-year-old doctrine that many civil rights groups consider a shield for gross police misconduct. Even as protesters continue to take to the streets against police brutality, the court denied eight petitions addressing the qualified immunity doctrine, which can protect law officers from being sued, even in cases of egregious misconduct.
As researchers race to find vaccines, treatments and cures for the deadly pandemic that has paralyzed the world and killed hundreds of thousands of people, they’re focused on finding coronavirus treatments that are safe and effective.
The issues of police brutality and racial profiling are not new, but have gained traction in recent weeks following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer who put him in a choke hold for the better part of nine minutes. That officer, Dennis Chauvin, has been charged with second degree murder.
There are several qualifications for having a record of arrest expunged or sealed, but the proliferation of data companies today means arrests aren’t buried nearly as deeply as they once were.