The Supreme Court on Monday indicated serious reservations about the ambiguity and scope of the nation’s only major cybercrime law, hinting it may narrow the law’s applicability to avoid criminalizing such acts as checking social media at work. Continue reading “Cybercrime Law: Justices express qualms about sweeping computer”
Criminal Justice Reform – The United States’ criminal justice system is broken. We have less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. Mass incarceration has crushing consequences: racial, social, and economic. It reinforces systemic patterns of racial inequity across our society, with vastly unequal treatment at every step. And it is not necessary to keep our communities safe. Continue reading “Federal Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform”
Two days before the Legislature returned to Iowa’s Capitol, while nightly vigils were being waged against the senseless Minneapolis police killing of an unarmed black man, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new law that will expand racial disparities in Iowa. Continue reading “Reynolds signs a law that will expand racial disparities in IA”
The news that more than 80% of the incarcerated 2,500 prisoners held in Ohio’s Marion Correctional Institution have tested positive for COVID-19 was perhaps the most shocking of many recent stories addressing the connection between the global pandemic and American prisons and jails. Continue reading “Coronavirus crisis, lessons in humanity toward America’s incarcerated”
As residents of in the Corridor have shifted their routines in response to social distancing guidelines and closure orders from Gov. Kim Reynolds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, area law enforcement agencies are adapting, too. Continue reading “Iowa law enforcement shifting priorities during pandemic”
At least three states passed laws putting new criminal penalties on protests against fossil fuel infrastructure in just the past two weeks amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.
Drivers in South Dakota will soon have to start keeping their eyes on the road much more of the time, rather than looking at their electronic devices. Continue reading “Law for uses of electronic devices while driving in SD takes effect July 1”
Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed 17 bills from the South Dakota Legislature that deal with a variety of criminal justice issues.
Criminal Lawyers -Becoming a lawyer in Michigan after a felony conviction is challenging, but it’s not impossible.Tenisha Yancey did it, before she was elected to the state House, even though law school admissions officials warned that she probably wouldn’t pass an evaluation that judged her character.