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.
Gerald Bostock won a historic victory at the U.S. Supreme Court for gay and transgender people across the United States. After a champagne celebration, Bostock says he’s girding for more battles that still lie ahead.
As the world follows the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, questions arise about how this extremely high profile case will play out in court. Will a plea agreement keep it from even going to trial? How will a judge seat a jury of 12 fair and unbiased jurors? What tactics will the prosecutor and defense take?
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.
Homeowners tempted to join the sharing economy should carefully research their local laws and regulations before renting out a room or their whole house for a weekend.