Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: No criminal charges will be filed related to four Milwaukee County Jail deaths.
All four deaths were investigated by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. But only one incident was the subject of an internal investigation for potential rule violations by staff, and it did not launch until almost a year afterward.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: State Department of Justice now investigating fraudulent requests for absentee ballots.
The probe comes a day after Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling revealed he was aware of the plot but blamed state elections officials for the violations instead of arresting the offenders who had confessed to the crimes.
Schmaling thanked one of the offenders for committing voter fraud instead of arresting him for his part in the effort, the sheriff's office also acknowledged Friday.
WisPolitics.com: Gov. Tony Evers appoints new Adams County district attorney.
Slate: Thoughts on Justice Samuel Alito's (not funny) jokes at conference in Rome.
But to focus on Alito trolling American women, reproductive justice advocates, his liberal colleagues on the bench, and his international critics is to take his feeble bait. Alito is quite transparent about the fact that he delights in disapproval. He invites it! He welcomes it! His “comedy” is actually just a distraction from his gleeful effort to decimate whatever remaining legitimacy the Supreme Court still possesses in the eyes of the secular, liberal world order. Focus on that fact and there is really nothing hilarious to report from Rome at all.
LawSites: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, now in bobblehead form.
Associated Press: Federal judge in Mississippi takes control of jail away from county.
“After ample time and opportunity, regretfully, it is clear that the county is incapable, or unwilling, to handle its affairs,” the judge wrote. “Additional intervention is required. It is time to appoint a receiver.”
Reuters: Federal judge in South Carolina reprimanded for financial deal with former employer.
A U.S. district judge in South Carolina is being reprimanded for signing a contract with Charleston County, where he long served as county attorney prior to his judicial appointment, that guaranteed him $216,000 plus a fee for any opioid litigation settlements it won after he joined the federal bench.
The White House: Pres. Joe Biden announces eight more judicial nominees.
NBC News: Staff shortages and poor training are impeding releases under First Step Act.
"It's not going at all," Joe Rojas, the literacy coordinator at the Coleman Federal Corrections Complex in Florida, said of the First Step Act's implementation. . . .
Rojas said employees like him who should be operating programs that can help inmates earn time credits aren't able to do so because they're being diverted to other correctional officer-type duties during the staffing shortage — a practice known as augmentation.
"Most of us are augmented," Rojas said. "There's no programming. If there's no programming, you can't do the First Step Act."
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