WBAY: Brown County asks for governor's help in easing public defender shortage.
Defendants in the county are continuing to have trouble finding public defenders.
“If these people end up getting released because they cannot get through the system, it’s a public safety risk,” Brown County Board of Supervisors Chairman Patrick Buckley said.
The board of supervisors approved a resolution Wednesday addressing the lack of attorneys in the State Public Defender’s Office. The agency appoints lawyers to defendants who can’t afford one and its Green Bay office represents clients in Brown, Door, and Kewaunee counties.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: State asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn State Supreme Court in high-profile homicide case.
Courthouse News: Federal judge halts Biden deportation policy.
VICTORIA, Texas (CN) — Siding with Texas and Louisiana, a federal judge ruled Thursday the Biden administration's new policies limiting deportations violate standards set by Congress.
In the latest blow to President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton in Texas agreed with the two states in finding the Department of Homeland Security is unlawfully allowing some immigrants to go free when it should be deporting them due to their criminal records.
Tipton, appointed by former President Donald Trump last year, ordered DHS to stop enforcing memos the agency’s officials issued in the first month of Biden’s presidency that established new guidelines for deportations.
AP: $850 million Boy Scout sex abuse fund gets partial approval in bankruptcy case.
The Washington Post: $532,000 in fines proposed for 34 unruly airline passengers.
The FAA summaries of the cases portray passengers determined not to wear masks, intent on drinking their own alcohol or vaping, and behaving abusively to other travelers and airline crews.
The proposed fines bring the total that the agency has sought to impose this year to more than $1 million. It’s the latest enforcement effort seeking to maintain order in the skies, as the FAA turns to what previously had been little-used powers to punish passengers who break federal rules governing conduct on planes.
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