Law360: Four access-to-justice cases to watch.
The Intercept: Federal prison switching to scanned mail is a surveillance nightmare.
IN FEBRUARY 2020, the Bureau of Prisons issued a request for information on mail scanning services aimed to “reduce costs, streamline BOP operations, eliminate contraband and provide a whole new field of valuable investigative intelligence not currently available.” The ability to retain a “searchable database for each registered sender and all correspondence received” and to store all hard copies of mail for at least 45 days were among the services the BOP sought.
Politico: Some cannabis firms see disaster in federal legalization.
But the prospect of lifting all federal prohibitions has some business owners, regulators and lawmakers afraid doing so too quickly will invite industry behemoths to eat up small companies and push minority-owned firms out altogether.
“It's going to open up a tidal wave of large operators ... sucking up all the capital in the capital markets and essentially rendering social equity participants unable to even get funded,” said Aaron Goines, co-owner of Emerald Turtle, a social equity-owned cannabis delivery company in Massachusetts. “In general for social equity, I think it would be a disaster at this point for federal legalization to occur.”
The Hill: Biden administration moves to preserve DACA.
The Cap Times: Budget proposal would allow Dane County sheriff's deputies to get online help in mental health emergencies.
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