US Supreme Court Strikes Sex Offender Social Media Ban

US Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Sex Offender Social Media Ban (“The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using Facebook or other social networking sites that minors can join.”)

 

FBI Botched Evidence Collection in Benjamin Way Fraud Case

F.B.I. Botched Evidence Collection in Fraud Case, Judge Rules (“Federal prosecutors contend that Benjamin Wey, a New York financier with an art for self-promotion, made tens of millions of dollars through a long-running stock manipulation scheme.  But the government’s case against Mr. Wey may be falling apart . . . .”)

Federal Judge Phyllis Kravitch Dies at 96

Groundbreaking Judge Phyllis Kravitch Dies at 96 (“Judge Phyllis Kravitch, the first woman to serve on a federal appeals court in the Deep South, died Thursday morning at the age of 96. * * * In 2015, the Daily Report recognized Kravitch with a Lifetime Achievement award. Former Daily Report associate editor Ann Woolner wrote the following tribute:”)

Former Federal Judge Marvin Shoob Dies at 94

Former Federal Judge Marvin Shoob Dies at Age 94 (“Marvin Shoob, the embodiment of an independent federal judiciary and a jurist who consistently protected the powerless and disadvantaged, died Monday at his home in Atlanta. He was 94. Shoob retired in February 2016 as a senior U.S. District Court judge after 36 years on the bench.”)

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads to the Conditioning of Black Men

Conditioning of Black Men

Code Switch – Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads to the Conditioning of Black Men (“Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change….But, as criminal defense attorneys, we can attest to the fact that as harshly and as unfairly as black men have been treated in the criminal justice system, the fate of black boys has been worse.”)