Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Jury awards plaintiff $386,000 for civil rights violations by Milwaukee police officers.
A February memo from the city's Legislative Reference Bureau indicated that in all, the settlements and other costs in cases against the former officer (Michael Vagnini) have cost the city more than $6.3 million. Eight previous settlements have ranged from $35,000 to $5 million, according to the memo.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Chantia Lewis pleads guilty to two felonies and is removed from aldermanic office.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Abortion may become unavailable to women under house arrest.
That means crossing state borders could be the only option for some abortion-seekers - something often impossible for the growing number of women wearing tracking tags while under house arrest, awaiting trial, or ahead of immigration proceedings.
"Wearing an electronic monitor, sometimes you can't even go outside the house, let alone to another state to seek medical care," said Susan Burton, the founder of A New Way of Life, a Los Angeles-based re-entry program for formerly incarcerated women.
Brookings: Concerns mount regarding privacy rights amid widespread data collection.
Under modern-day surveillance capitalism, interested parties can collect and monetize online data at an unprecedented scale with little scrutiny or limitation. That is why the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade highlights the urgent and pressing need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation, particularly to reduce the potential for further exploitation and manipulation of individuals who seek fair reproductive rights. Further, Congress needs to find consensus around federal privacy legislation to address other surveillance and data collection concerns, in particular commercial surveillance practices that enable discriminatory advertising, racially biased policing, and the outing or surveillance of historically marginalized groups.
Above the Law: Lunch menu for those taking the New York bar exam offers sandwiches for minimum of $33 — and up to $53 for kosher options.
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