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Judge Denies Access to Source Code for DNA Software Used in Criminal Cases

blogs.wsj.com — A Pennsylvania judge has blocked an attempt by defense lawyers for a man charged with murder to obtain the source code of a computer program increasingly used by law enforcement authorities to untangle complex mixes of DNA found at crime scenes. Judge Jill E.
Feb 05, 2016

Judge denies access to source code for DNA software used in criminal cases on.wsj.com/1L3a0xN

Feb 05, 2016

RT @chungjoanna: Judge denies access to source code for DNA software used in criminal cases on.wsj.com/1L3a0xN

Feb 05, 2016

RT @chungjoanna: Judge denies access to source code for DNA software used in criminal cases on.wsj.com/1L3a0xN

Feb 06, 2016

RT @chungjoanna: Judge denies access to source code for DNA software used in criminal cases on.wsj.com/1L3a0xN

In Immigration Case, Supreme Court Takes an Interest in ‘Take Care’ Clause

blogs.wsj.com — When the U.S. Supreme Court considers the legality of President Barack Obama 's plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in U.S. and obtain work permits, it will also weigh the meaning and purpose of a constitutional clause with a funny name that few courts have interpreted.
Jan 19, 2016

When Scotus looks at Obama immigration plan, it will also look at president’s duty to “take Care" on.wsj.com/1V67XOE

Jan 19, 2016

In Immigration Case, Supreme Court Takes an Interest in ‘Take Care’ Clause on.wsj.com/1V67XOE

Silencers Loophole Targeted for Closure

wsj.com — Dave Matheny started selling gun silencers about three years ago as a hobby and took in about $19,000 in his first month. He now sells close to $1 million of the sound-suppressing devices each month from his Austin, Texas-based Silencer Shop.

Court: FBI Push-up Requirements Don’t Discriminate

blogs.wsj.com — The Federal Bureau of Investigation can make male trainees complete more push-ups than female trainees without violating sex discrimination laws, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling this week by the Fourth U.S.
Jan 12, 2016

Drop and give me 30! Court rules FBI's higher push-up requirements for men are OK on.wsj.com/1PplXPH

Jan 12, 2016

The FBI can make male trainees do more push-ups than female trainees, 4th Circuit says on.wsj.com/1PplXPH via @WSJ

Jan 12, 2016

Court: FBI Push-up Requirements Don’t Discriminate on.wsj.com/1PplXPH via @WSJ

Jan 12, 2016

Court: FBI Push-up Requirements Don’t Discriminate on.wsj.com/1PplXPH via @WSJ because sex differences are real (no shit?!?!)

Alabama Chief Justice Temporarily Suspends Gay Marriage

blogs.wsj.com — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore temporarily prohibited state probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while his court considers the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision striking down gay marriage bans. In an order Wednesday, Chief Justice Moore said the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling in Obergefell v.

Trimming Prison Populations Catches On

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. More states try to reduce recidivism, but some experts say that can lead to more crime Two years ago, Utah was considering whether to knock down its largest prison and build a bigger one.

Police Rarely Criminally Charged for On-Duty Shootings

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Research Shows 41 Officers Were Charged With Murder or Manslaughter for On-Duty Shootings Over 7 Years Police are rarely charged criminally for on-duty shootings, but law-enforcement officials and critics differ on whether this should be the case.
Dec 28, 2015

RT @SeanMcElwee: WSJ study finds that over 7 year period 2,718 police killings lead to only 41 indictments. wsj.com/articles/polic… pic.twitter.com/Nh0Fqo1g8U

Dec 28, 2015

RT @SeanMcElwee: WSJ study finds that over 7 year period 2,718 police killings lead to only 41 indictments. wsj.com/articles/polic… pic.twitter.com/Nh0Fqo1g8U

Famed Lawyer Joe Jamail, ‘King of Torts,’ Dies at 90

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. 'Larger-than-life' Houston attorney won $10.5 billion jury verdict for Pennzoil Joe Jamail, a bawdy Houston lawyer who tried more than 500 cases in his five-decade-plus-career, earning hundreds of millions of dollars and the nickname "the King of Torts," died on Wednesday.
Dec 24, 2015

R.I.P. Joe Jamail: trial lawyer, Texas football booster, legend ($): wsj.com/articles/famed… pic.twitter.com/ghS8YPfndP

Dec 24, 2015

Famed lawyer Joe Jamaill, known for his bawdy mouth, was ‘King of Torts’ on.wsj.com/1QY77Uh via @WSJ @joe_palazzolo

In Remembrance: Houston’s ‘King of Torts’ Joe Jamail

blogs.wsj.com — Joe Jamail, a Houston trial lawyer who won five verdicts of at least $100 million, died Wednesday. He was 90 years old. The lawyer was widely known for his sharp tongue and brash style.

Inmate Banking: A Way to Reduce Recidivism or a Recipe for Trouble?

wsj.com — Michael Benanti spent 16 years in prison for conspiring to rob a bank. Now he is a banker of sorts for a captive audience. Five years ago, Mr. Benanti launched Prisoner Assistant Inc., a company that helps inmates set up bank accounts, start establishing credit and conduct a variety of services that are difficult to perform from behind bars.
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Feb 08, 2016

RT @ZoeTillman: 6th Circuit okays warrantless use of camera attached to a public utitliy pole to monitor man's activity for 10 weeks ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/1…

Jan 30, 2016

RT @nicole_hong: Trial of an accused ISIS supporter has revived age-old question: when can a couple's secrets be aired in court? wsj.com/articles/trial…

Jan 30, 2016

RT @jacobgershman: Federal judge bars Chobani from likening rival yogurts to bug spray s3.amazonaws.com/pacer-document…

Jan 26, 2016

RT @brkend: Today's WSJ print edition has three pictures of a snowy Supreme Court. Our rivals? None. pic.twitter.com/Gbxw1POS27

Jan 21, 2016

Proposals include more time outside the cell and mandatory health care visits twitter.com/joe_palazzolo/…

Jan 21, 2016

American Correctional Association will meet tomorrow to consider new standards on the use of solitary confinement online.wsj.com/public/resourc…

Jan 20, 2016

Check out @nicole_hong's Q&A with Dean Strang and Jerry Buting from ‘Making a Murderer’ on.wsj.com/1RzWlFJ

Jan 19, 2016

In Immigration Case, Supreme Court Takes an Interest in ‘Take Care’ Clause on.wsj.com/1V67XOE

Jan 19, 2016

A rare hearing held recently at the SEC offered a window into the agency’s controversial in-house courts blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/01/19…

Jan 19, 2016

RT @ZoeTillman: I unstapled 250+ financial reports so you don't have to. Searchable database of judges' 2015 disclosures is here: nationallawjournal.com/id=12027472914…


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