Defense attorneys preparing for a second trial of the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy are pursuing a strategy of casting suspicion on others they contend are potential suspects, including former Congressman Gary Condit.
The Justice Department has a good track record with civil rights lawsuits similar to the one filed against North Carolina, but they often take a long time. The unique facts and fervent politics of the North Carolina case, moreover, might complicate the end game and confound comparisons.
While the bulk of the reporting on the Panama Papers has focused on wealthy and powerful investors who sought to hide their money in offshore accounts, average Americans are named in the documents, many of them innocent. They’ll be in the spotlight Monday, when a huge database of worldwide investors goes public for the first time.
An Apple executive and a top FBI official offer competing perspectives on encryption at a congressional hearing, while lawmakers struggle to draft legislation that balances law enforcement and national security needs with privacy concerns.
A divided Supreme Court considered President Barack Obama’s far-reaching immigration program affecting 4 million people as hundreds of chanting protesters gathered outside. Monday’s oral arguments in Texas v. U.S., were a challenge to the Obama administration’s 2014 policy allowing immigrant parents of U.S.-born or legal resident children here illegally since 2010 to defer deportation and get work permits.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday over the legality of an Obama administration executive action deferring deportations of undocumented immigrant parents of U.S.-born or legal resident children. U.S. v. Texas No. 15-674.
Laney Sweet, widow of Daniel Shaver, has released a conversation between herself, her former attorney, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery that happened on March 14, 2016. Montgomery and a defense attorney filed a motion in court to seal the body cam footage of her husband being shot by (now former) Officer Philip Brailsford. Shaver is working to get the body cam footage released and the plea deal stopped. The family also has a fundraiser page : https://www.gofundme.com/danielmemorialfund
The Delaware North subsidiary that formally operated Yosemite National Park concessions is asking a federal judge to keep secret a disputed appraisal report that valued park-related intellectual property at $44 million. The report is at the heart of a dispute pitting the subsidiary against the National Park Service, which calls the appraisal grossly exaggerated.