Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: $1.4 million verdict against Milwaukee alderman for defamation.
The Guardian: U.S. immigration courts struggling to function.
The system is so damaged that judges, scholars and attorneys all share concerns about whether immigrants due in court will even receive notice before their hearings so they know to show up and aren’t ordered deported in absentia – an urgent concern made worse by volatile immigration policies at the US-Mexico border.
“It’s very worrisome. The fundamental requirement for a full and fair hearing is notice of your hearing and the ability to attend your hearing,” Mimi Tsankov, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), said.
The Ohio Star: Partly declassified letter discusses CIA mass surveillance of Americans.
Chicago Tribune: Illinois landlord who refused to rent based on arrest record charged with racial discrimination.
According to the complaint, the property manager ran a new background check and discovered that Johnson, who is Black, had been arrested for possession of a licensed gun in 2015, when he was a security guard.
The case was dismissed a year later, the complaint says, but the property manager allegedly said it didn’t matter: Johnson had 30 days to leave or his rent would be doubled.
Crooks & Liars: Missouri students sue school over book ban.
Above the Law: Seattle cyclists protest discriminatory enforcement of bike helmet law.
Data presented to the King County Board of Health Thursday indicated that roughly half of helmet-less citation recipients were homeless. Black riders were four times more likely than their white counterparts to get ticketed.
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