Above the Law: Nine-month suspension for lawyer who, upset about COVID protocols, pulled a gun.
She answered essentially every question by citing the Fifth Amendment or indicating that “you have my response.” Some testimony was disrespectful, the hearing board said. As an example, the board cited Legus’ response to one question: “Are you asking me to do pushups?”
The New York Times: The conservative lawyer behind the Texas abortion ban.
Jurist: Federal appeals court blocks Tennessee abortion restrictions.
Kansas Reflector: Kansas to pay ACLU and others $1.9 million in fees and costs of suit over Kris Kobach's baseless voter fraud allegations.
The high-profile lawsuit was filed 2016 in response to former Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s signature law, which required residents to prove their citizenship before registering to vote. The law blocked more than 35,000 eligible voters from participating in elections.
U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson held Kobach in contempt of court following his embarrassing performance in a 2018 trial. The judge determined there was no evidence to support Kobach’s claims of widespread voter fraud and ruled the law unconstitutional.
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Geofence warrants threaten rights in Kenosha and elsewhere.
In the days following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23, 2020, hundreds of protestors marched in the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Federal law enforcement, it turns out, collected location data on many of those protesters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) used a series of “geofence warrants” to force Google to hand over data on people who were in the vicinity of—but potentially as far as a football field away from—property damage incidents. These warrants, which police are increasingly using across the country, threaten the right to protest and violate the Fourth Amendment.
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