Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission considering policy on timeframe for release of bodycam footage of officer-related deaths.
The Milwaukee Police Department does not have a standard operating procedure for voluntarily releasing such information after a death or a severe injury occurs with police involved.
Its internal practice is to release what the department calls “community briefings” – videos that include limited and redacted footage with narration from police officials – within 45 days of the incident, even with the ensuing investigation still active. The department has not always met that goal.
Mediaite: WJI's May 2022 speaker Mark Joseph Stern is the focus of Josh Hawley's and other conservatives' unwarranted Twitter attacks.
No good deed goes unpunished, the saying goes, and a Slate reporter learned that the hard way when he shared information he got from a Supreme Court email list and faced wild accusations — amplified by a U.S. Senator — that he was connected to whomever leaked the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
NBC: Brett Favre involved in investigation of misused Mississippi welfare funds, accepted $1 million for speeches he never gave.
Favre has repaid the fees, although not the $228,000 in interest the auditor also demanded. But the revelation by the auditor that $70 million in TANF welfare funds was doled out to a multimillionaire athlete, a professional wrestler, a horse farm and a volleyball complex are at the heart of a scandal that has rocked the nation’s poorest state, sparking parallel state and federal criminal investigations that have led to charges and guilty pleas involving some of the key players.
Favre hasn’t been accused of a crime or charged, and he declined an interview. His lawyer, Bud Holmes, said he did nothing wrong and never understood he was paid with money intended to help poor children. Holmes acknowledged that the FBI had questioned Favre in the case, a fact that hasn’t previously been reported.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Racine County man charged with election fraud for requesting government officials' absentee ballots.
Election Law Blog: Georgia federal court again says Lindsay Graham must testify to grand jury about possible election interference
"As such, Senator Graham may be questioned about any alleged efforts to encourage Secretary Raffensperger or others to throw out ballots or otherwise alter Georgia’s election practices and procedures. Likewise, the grand jury may inquire into Senator Graham’s alleged communications and coordination with the Trump Campaign and its post-election efforts in Georgia, as well as into Senator Graham’s public statements related to Georgia’s 2020 elections."
The Marshall Project: Expect more prosecution of women for drug use during pregnancy.
More than 50 women have been prosecuted for child neglect or manslaughter in the United States since 1999 because they tested positive for drug use after a miscarriage or stillbirth, according to an investigation by The Marshall Project, The Frontier and AL.com that was co-edited and published in partnership with The Washington Post.
The medical community calls this legal approach harmful and counterproductive. But it’s a strategy many legal experts say is likely to become more common now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, making it easier for states to pass laws that give fetuses and embryos the same rights as children or their mothers.
The Indiana Lawyer: Two losses for LGBTQ employees regarding claims of discrimination at Catholic schools.
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