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Justice Department To Georgia: Stop Treating Students With Disabilities As Separate And Unequal

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia over its harsh treatment of public school students with behavior-related disabilities, the agency announced Tuesday. The lawsuit “is the first challenge to …

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The Department Of Justice Will Still Rely On Private Prisons In A Big Way

The Department of Justice made a landmark decision last week when it announced it would direct the Bureau of Prisons to let its contracts with private prison companies lapse. But last week’s change in policy left the …

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New York State must change backward law on cop-discipline records to hold police officers accountable

The public’s interest in the accountability of government employees is greater than ever. In general, the state’s Freedom of Information Law — known by many as “FOIL” — gives the public the right to know …

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Judge throws out lawsuit claiming Starbucks cold drinks have too much ice, not enough liquid

This cold case is closed. A California judge dismissed a lawsuit that accused Starbucks of fraud because its iced drinks were too much ice and not enough drink. The issue for Alexander Forouzesh, the upset Starbucks …

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Fox News Run As A ‘Playboy Mansion-Like Cult,’ Ex-Host Claims

NEW YORK ― Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros claims in anexplosive new lawsuit that disgraced ex-network chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her and that high-ranking executives fostered a newsroom culture in …

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Police Killing Of Deaf Motorist Prompts Calls For Better Cop Training

Community members in Charlotte, North Carolina, say police officers’ poor communication skills are to blame for the shooting death of a 29-year-old motorist who had hearing and speech impairments. Daniel Kevin Harris …

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CIA Psychologists Sue CIA For Documents To Prove Torture Program Wasn’t Their Idea

WASHINGTON ― The two CIA-contracted psychologists accused of crafting the spy agency’s so-called “enhanced interrogation program” filed a motion to compel the U.S. government to turn over documents they …

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Parents of Georgia teen found dead in gym mat file new wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of a Georgia teen whose death was ruled a freak accident have filed a new wrongful death lawsuit in federal court. Classmates at Lowndes High School in Valdosta discovered 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson dead …

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Should students call law professors by their first names?

It may seem odd—and perhaps uncomfortable—for an associate to use Mr. or Ms. when speaking with a partner. But few lawyers refer to judges by their first names, even if they’re friends. For law professors, the …

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Melania Trump Threatens Lawsuit Against Daily Mail Over ‘False And Defamatory’ Escort Claims

A lawyer representing Melania Trump, the wife of Republican nomineeDonald Trump, said Monday that a recent Daily Mail report included“false and defamatory statements” that she worked for an escort service two …

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