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Laura Abel, Co-Director of the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, encourages the American Bar Association to accept language-access standards for immigrants at court proceedings.
An L.A. Superior Court judge was acquitted of bribery charges. Analyzing the case for The National Law Journal, the Brennan Center’s Adam Skaggs said “this case is kind of in a class by itself.”
Former federal government official filed complaint against the government on overclassification and secrecy issues, the New York Times reports.
Politico: “The Obama administration is invoking the state secrets privilege to seek dismissal of part of a lawsuit brought by Muslims who claim that the FBI conducted sweeping unconstitutional surveillance of Southern California mosques and those who practice Islam in the region.”
With the current economic climate taking its toll on New York City, what does the future hold for the public defender system?
Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick posts a partial transcript of a panel she moderated at the Aspen Security Forum on torture.
The House Judiciary Committee approved the “Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act.” The Cato Institute’s Julian Sanchez says the bill is nothing more than unnecessary government intrusion because it can target much more than sexual predators.
How much money do SuperPACs raise? CNN Politics has the facts on who is contributing and how much.