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Georgia’s Voting Procedures Yield Lawsuits, Watchdog Scrutiny

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is facing, separately, a number of lawsuits from Democratic leadership and scrutiny from watchdog groups like the American Civil Liberties Union over its voting procedures.


Advocates Push to End Life Imprisonment From 'Inside-out'

A number of advocacy organizations are looking at ways to leverage the experiences of inmates as well as legislative remedies to, among other things, end "extreme" sentences like life in prison.


Pro Bono Week Set to Support Victims of Domestic, Sexual Violence

Lawyers across the nation will raise awareness of the importance of charitable work during the National Celebration of Pro Bono from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26.


Task Force Set to 'Harmonize' Financial Regulatory Framework

The consumer finance sector is in the middle of a technological reconstitution, with financial technology playing, arguably, its largest role in the history of global economics.


U.S. Impeachments: Your Quick Guide

Perhaps then-U.S. Rep. Gerald Ford offered the most succinct assessment of impeachment proceedings: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history,” he said, as cited by the American Bar Association (ABA).


DOJ Sues Snowden Over Book, Sparking Free Speech Concerns

The U.S. federal government is suing Edward Snowden for improperly publishing his book, 'Permanent Record,' but the constitutionality of the law backing the action is simultaneously being challenged by free speech advocates.


Judicial Ethics Opinions Ask: What's It Mean to be a Friend?

New recommendations from the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility laid out revised guidelines for what does, and does not, require a judge to step down from a case.


Abortion Advocates Largely Laud Missouri, Indiana Decisions

Judges in Missouri and Indiana took action against laws aimed at curbing instances of abortion, drawing mostly praise from pro-choice advocates.


SCOTUS to Look at Anonymity in Ramos v. Louisiana, NAACP Calls Rules Racist

Nearly every state in the union requires a unanimous jury verdict in cases regarding felony crime charges.


On the Fence: Trump’s Border Plan Rapidly Evolving

President Donald Trump is vacillating on policy proposals aimed at securing the southern border, and in recent days has fired off tweets ranging from criticism of Democrats in Congress to threats to close the border altogether.


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