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Justice Department Seeks to Improve Public Trust

Justice Department Seeks to Improve Public Trust

By Rebecca Chieffallo, Staff Writer On September 14, 2021, the Department of Justice added additional requirements for obtaining no-knock search warrants and limiting the use of neck restraint techniques like chokeholds and carotid restraints.[1] Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco released an announcement detailing the newly added, department-wide changes and restraints.[2] Attorney […]

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Request for Immediate WeChat Ban

Photo courtesy of Deposit Photos. Ninth Circuit Rejects Request for Immediate WeChat Ban By Sarah Thomas The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request by the Trump Administration to immediately ban Chinese-owned WeChat from smartphone app stores.[1] This request came on an appeal from the District Court for […]

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Immigration Court Backlog Surpasses One Million Cases

By: Margaret Potter, Staff Writer   Two years after taking office, the Trump administration enforced quotas on immigration judges in 2018 requiring each judge “…to clear seven hundred cases a year or get docked points on their performance evaluations.”[1] In addition to this burden on immigration judges, then Attorney General […]

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The CLOUD Act: Impact on Activists, U.S. Citizens

By Karissa Murphy, Executive Editor In 1986, Congress enacted the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).[1] This Act regulated how United States law officials could access data stored overseas.[2] Over 30 years, and countless technological developments later, Congress enacted the CLOUD Act, which seeks to update its predecessor.[3] The CLOUD Act, […]

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Can Disney Play for All the Marvels?

By Samantha Cook, Staff Writer Over the last few weeks, the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have reportedly discussed the sale of many of Fox’s media and entertainment assets to Disney.[1] Though the details of the talks have been confidential, it seems clear that Disney’s ultimate goal is […]

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Battling the Storm: How to Protect Yourself from Disaster Relief Fraud

Battling the Storm: How to Protect Yourself from Disaster Relief Fraud By Julie Williams, Staff Writer   With the oncoming warmer temperatures comes the possibility for severe weather—tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, etc. When disasters such as these hit, our nation comes together to help the victims. Unfortunately, though, criminals lurk in […]

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