Twitter is awash with examples of people refusing to wear face masks in stores, businesses posting signs flouting local mask mandates and patrons sporting badges with legal-ese claiming they’re exempt from mask-wearing. But the law is largely on the side of the mandates.
The sentiment on the streets on the need for police reforms appears to be seeping into the halls of justice. That includes questions about Fourth Amendment rights prohibiting illegal search and seizure.
The recent denial of 3M Company’s attempt to have the courts dismiss litigation from 150,000 veterans suffering hearing loss or tinnitus from faulty earplugs means one of the country’s largest multidistrict cases is moving closer to settlement or trial.
Law enforcement agencies use social media in various ways to monitor crime and communicate with the population. But there are few laws on what they can and cannot do with someone’s personal information.
Approximately 500,000 student-athletes play in multiple NCAA divisions nationwide. Someday soon, those players will be able to get paid, and with the NCAA’s blessing.
COVID-19 has changed the crime rate in many cities across the nation. Most continue to show a decrease in calls for service, even as in some places the economy begins to open.
As the coronavirus shutters courtrooms around the world, international adoptions have dramatically slowed since March.
Fewer police departments are allowing the use of chokeholds since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in May. But the practice is continuing in numerous locations. Meanwhile, families affected by the use of this method of subduing suspects are still seeking justice in cases where it has led to the death of a loved one. And protesters are still on the streets calling for police reform that would reduce the use of deadly force.
Older workers are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 than those younger. Now some worry about increased age discrimination.
Judges facing ethics complaints say and do the darndest things, sometimes bordering on humorous. More often though, judicial misconduct creates injustices for those coming before the court on serious matters from child custody to criminal drug cases.