protestors rallied in support of immigrants and refugees in downtown Dallas.

A Chinese man’s wife was forced to have an abortion because she got pregnant with her second child in violation of her country’s one-child policy. A Central American man was denied legal refugee status after an Immigration Judge (IJ) relied solely on a probation report citing his ex-girlfriend’s 15-year-old account... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
University of Montana cross country runner Juniper Eastwood, center, warming up with her teammates at Campbell Park in Missoula, Montana. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, file)

A Utah bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports in the public school system was voted through the state’s House of Representatives last Wednesday.   The House Bill 302, titled Preserving Sports for Female Students, was sponsored by representative Kera Birkeland and passed with a vote of... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
jury duty

Drive down any street in America and you are likely to be greeted by businesses covered with wooden boards where the glass used to be. But courts cannot close like neighborhood restaurants or cleaners. The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution requires criminal courts to stay open because those accused have... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
Valentino Store

 The high-end luxury Italian fashion house Valentino is the subject of a $207 million lawsuit brought on by the landlord of the retailer's flagship store in Manhattan. The landlord, named as 693 Fifth Owner LLC in the complaint, is suing the fashion house for unpaid rent and damages after the... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Department of Justice Facade

Earlier this month, a federal grand jury indicted owners of a foreign currency exchange company with fourteen counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The grand jury indicted Michael Shawn Stewart, 57, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, 54, previously of Little Elm,... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks after he was sworn in a virtual ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.

When he took office on December 7, 2020, newly elected Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón promised that we can break the intergenerational cycle of violence, trauma, arrest, and recidivism that has led America to incarcerate more people than any other nation. Gascón first appeared on the scene when he... Read More »

by Mark Guenette
Amazon Fulfillment Center

A new lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges e-commerce giant Amazon had "flagrant disregard for health and safety requirements" for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit claims Amazon workers were put in grave danger in New York from the highly transmissible virus, as demand for shipped goods grew exponentially. James said Amazon grew... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, California.

Britney Spears has not performed on stage or worked in the music industry since the early days of 2019. Despite her hiatus, she is getting plenty of media attention, especially after The New York Times released a full-length documentary, "Framing Britney," detailing the pop star's life, public breakdown, and her... Read More »

by Sarah Roberts, J.D.
Harry Dunn’s parents with family advisor Radd Seiger (centre), after hearing that they had lost their High Court battle against the Foreign Office in November

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn will proceed. The teen died after he was struck by a vehicle driven by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat.   The fatal incident happened on August 27, 2019,... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Period Tracker Flo

The popular fertility tracking app Flo has just settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after allegations that the app, formally known as Flo Health, Inc, violated its privacy policy with its users and overall violated provisions of the FTC.   The app has become wildly popular with millions of female... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
President Joe Biden

President Biden signed two executive orders (EO) this month to rebuild and fix America’s gravely broken immigration system. He hopes to replace images of children in cages and crying refugees with policies that reflect our national values and our place in the world as a “beacon of hope, a promoter... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
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