What our bloggers covered this week:
- Andrew Stecker- Humphries v. Los Angeles County, a case implicating municipal liability for civil rights violations.
- Sam Simon- Shady foreclosure practices by banks.
- Jon Cioschi- Stop and Frisk on Trial, Chapter ?.
- Jason Lee- Lured Into a Trap, Then Tortured for Being Gay.
- No appeal from Government in Adverse “Terror Trial” ruling.
- Harvard Prof. Jack Goldsmith argues in favor of Bush policies on detainees
- AZ Deputy Sheriff Told Truth in Immigration Shooting.
Other news from this week:
- Police with ties to two teenagers charged with a hate crime against a mexican immigrant may have attempted a cover-up.
- The nation’s largest gay civil rights organization plans to deliver 100,000+ letters to Mormon church to ask for recanting of anti-gay statements.
- A voter registration drive targeted at minorities in Texas’ largest county is subject to voter fraud allegations by a Tea Party group.
- Due to increased risk of deportation, illegal immigrants have started drawing up legal documents regarding care of family members and assets, etc. in case of deportation.
- A Texas judge who closed her courtroom early in order to prevent attorneys from filing an appeal in a capital case will not be publicly reprimanded.
- A federal judge issued a ruling allowing a coalition of civil rights groups to bring suit against Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law.
- A judge will decide by Tuesday of this week whether a retired judge, a former prosecutor, and two officers will face trial for charges that they paid an informant to give false testimony.
- On Tuesday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will deliver a letter to AG Eric Holder asking him to allow a Justice Department employees to testify in an investigation into racially-discriminatory policies in the Civil Rights Division.