Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Details Events Leading to Her Firing

Sally Yates gives detailed account of events that led to her firing (“The former Atlanta-based U.S. attorney described a chaotic four day period in which she and her top aides scrambled to understand a policy she was not given advanced notice of and her struggle to decide whether she should defend the action or just resign.  The Trump administration and several GOP senators previously suggested that partisanship motivated Yates’ decision not to enforce the ban.  Here’s Yates account of how she handed news of the travel ban:”)

US Supreme Court to Consider Travel Ban

Supreme Court Takes Up Travel Ban Case, and Allows Parts to Go Ahead (“The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for President Trump to prohibit the entry of some people into the United States from countries he deems dangerous, but the justices imposed strict limits on Mr. Trump’s travel ban while they examine the scope of presidential power over the border.”)

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 . . . .”)

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

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.”)