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Sens. Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch: Mens rea reform and the criminal justice reform constellation

“Mens rea reform, in addition to sentencing and prison reform, is an essential part of the criminal justice reform constellation” writes Ap Photo Elaine for washingtonexaminer.com. We firmly believe that mens rea reform is an important piece of the broader criminal justice reform landscape.Together with the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which we both support, the Mens Rea Reform Act will improve fairness and clarity in our criminal justice system.By clarifying existing law and regulations, the Mens Rea Reform Act will ensure that our criminal laws punish the guilty…

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Pakistan opens terrorism case against ex-PM’s party days before election

“Malik said the PML-N rally was overwhelmingly peaceful and any ban on gatherings so close to the election was unfair” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal case against leaders of jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to a police report. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Former Apple employee charged with criminal theft of trade secrets

“FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo outside the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Thomson Reuters By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Monday charged a former Apple Inc employee with theft of trade secrets, alleging that the person downloaded a secret blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop and later trying to flee the country, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California” reports businessinsider.com. The complaint said that the former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, disclosed intentions…

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U.S. Unit of Spanish Media Firm Pleads Guilty to Bribing Soccer Officials

“The parent will pay the $12.9 million criminal penalty imposed on the U.S.-based unit” writes Samuel Rubenfeld for wsj.com. Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters A Florida-based unit of a Spanish media company pleaded guilty to criminal charges for paying bribes to Caribbean soccer officials, agreeing to pay more than $24 million in penalties and implement enhanced compliance controls.Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, the Barcelona-based parent company, entered into a non-prosecution agreement, while the Florida-based subsidiary pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information document.Webb received bribes from Imagina’s U.S. unit, according to a guilty…

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Harvey Weinstein: New charges, third accuser announced by New York prosecutors

“So far, New York is the first jurisdiction to lodge criminal charges against him but he is under investigation in California and in London as well” writes unknown author for thedailyjournal.com. More: Harvey Weinstein scandal: A complete list of the 87 accusers Two of the three accusers of Weinstein in the criminal case have not come forward publicly.Harvey Weinstein’s criminal case in New York just got more serious: On Monday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced three new sex-crime charges against him involving a third woman accuser.The indictment says Weinstein forcibly…

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PTC burglary and entering auto incidents net 2 arrests

“Logan Miller, 19, of Atlanta, was charged with two counts of entering auto and one count of burglary, criminal attempt burglary and criminal attempt entering auto by Peachtree City police” writes Ben Nelms for thecitizen.com. Seth Berends, 20, of Fortson, was charged by Peachtree City police with two counts of entering auto and one count of burglary, criminal attempt burglary and criminal attempt entering auto.Two men from Atlanta and Fortson have been charged with multiple offenses after June 25 incidents of entering auto and burglary at Peachtree City residences off Ebenezer…

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How a left-wing rallying cry burst into the mainstream as Trump implements his most extreme immigration policy yet

“Maybe we don’t need immigration enforcement.’” Indeed, conservatives have jumped on the opportunity to characterize Democratic immigration policy as radical and out of touch with average Americans” writes Eliza Relman for businessinsider.com. And in recent weeks, as migrant families were separated on the Southern border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the hashtag has picked up significant momentum.”I think this disastrous immigration policy should be abolished,” Sanders said. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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‘Dirty immigration lawyers’? No, sir, we stand for justice | My Take

“But at least, for the lucky ones, there are immigration attorneys who passionately believe in justice and are willing to fight for what is morally right” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. We’ve been called “dirty immigration lawyers.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions says we cheat to help immigrants and asylum-seekers to lie on applications.Our job, as immigration lawyers, is to give our clients a fair chance under the law, help them navigate the system and be reunited with their families. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Pittsburgh officer charged with killing unarmed black teen: prosecutor

“Officers in other high-profile killings of black men were either not charged or were cleared of criminal charges” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – An East Pittsburgh police officer was charged on Wednesday with criminal homicide in last week’s shooting death of an unarmed black teenager that sparked a wave of protests, court papers showed.Rosfeld is the latest in a series of U.S. police officers to face criminal charges over the deaths of black men and teenagers. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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East Pittsburgh officer who shot and killed Antwon Rose charged with criminal homicide

“Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Antwon Rose Jr. last week, has been charged with criminal homicide, court records show” writes Alex Horton Is for washingtonpost.com. Nationwide, police have shot and killed at least 491 people so far in 2018, according to a Washington Post database tracking such shootings. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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