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Informed Sources: Shelby County's request to Jeff Sessions, federal crime help, big money's influence on Congress

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In this week’s hot topic, the Informed Sources will discuss the repercussions of a letter sent by Shelby County leaders to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking to end federal oversight of the Shelby County Juvenile Court that has been in place since 2012 when they discovered discrimination and a failure to provide required due process to juveniles in lock up. 97 more words

Crime

Keiser Report: Financialized Economy

‘Things to come’ in the financialized economy is on the agenda for Max and Stacy in this episode, and they also ask whether or not James Howard Kunstler is right in his prediction that ‘the financialized economy is entering its moment of final catastrophic phase-change.’ Max also interviews lawyer and filmmaker John Titus, of All the Plenary’s Men, about the not-so-secret and yet little-discussed Financial Stability Board authority over sovereign powers to regulate banks. 22 more words

Economic Report

Peggy Browning Fellowships, LSC 2017 Justice Gap Report, 2017 UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society!

Two University of Washington Law Students Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Madison Brown and Kelly Skahan, both of whom are second-year students at the University of Washington School of Law. 829 more words

Announcements

The White House and the Department of Justice: Part 2 - Obstruction of Justice

Here are two links you can use to check the meaning of the term “Obstruction of Justice”. Wikipedia and the Ohio State Bar Association.  Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, and currently publishing in the conservative publication National Review, wrote… 1,326 more words

News

Court oversight of Chicago police reforms sought in lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. 862 more words

US & World News

The Department of Justice is teetering under extreme pressure from outside power houses. The republican President Donald Trump has finally come to terms that he is indeed being investigated by the FBI for possible “obstruction of justice” wrongdoing. 1,817 more words

Politics