Federal judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix called criminal contempt “an offense against the United States,” and said that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will “escape punishment for his willful violation” of a court order. Bolton had no choice but to validate Arpaio’s Aug. 25 pardon by President Trump and throw out the finding of guilt in his criminal contempt case.
Stateless people in the UK face enormous hurdles in the road to becoming British citizens. One of those barriers is the extraordinarily high cost of acquiring British citizenship, writes Asylum Aid ... Read more
After twenty-three years of motions, hearings, trials and sentencings in over 4,000 criminal cases spanning four districts, I want to share my thoughts on the art of arguing the frivolous. I practiced ... Read more
News that a court in Ireland requested a review by the European Court of Justice of the legality of contracts governing data transfers between Europe and the U.S. eventually could have big ramificatio ... Read more
Tennessee has an indigent representation problem. No less an authority than Justice Sharon Lee knows this. That’s why untold sums of taxpayer dollars were thrown at an “Indigent Representation Task Fo ... Read more
Hundreds of victims in Wisconsin, the 36th state to offer the service, have signed up for a Safe at Home program that allows them to conceal their residential address. Survivors have been "cobbling to ... Read more
The “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” recently released by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans proposes sharp reductions in the corporate tax rate (from 35 percent ... Read more