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Brief • May 19, 2017
Sawchuck v. Jenne, FL, Order, Attorney-Client Communications, 2007 ,~.- Case 0:06-cv-61182- KAM Document 49 " Entered on FLSD Docket 03/30/2007 Page UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case No. 06- 61182- Civ- MARRAlJOHNSON JOSEPH SAWCHUCK and RICHARD SPENCER individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated Plaintiffs ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Sawchuck v. Jenne, FL, Order on SJ, Attorney-Client Communications, 2007 Case 0:06-cv- 61182- KAM Document 51 Entered on FLSD Docket 09/21/2007 Page 1 of 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case No. 06- 61182- Civ- MARRNJOHNSON JOSEPH SAWCHUCK and RICHARD SPENCER individually and on behalf of all ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Judgment, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 82 Filed 08/28/00 Pg 1 of 1 ~' AO 450 (Rev. 5/85) Judgment In 1 Clvll C.. Pg ID 296 • ~nii£h ~ta:i£s c!§l istrirt Qlourt ~~~~~~-E=A:..:.:.ST-=-=E~RN:..;_~~~~~DISTRJCTOF~~~M-I_C_H_I_G_A_N~~~~~~~~~ JOHN VINCENT, SR., and JOHN VINCENT, JR.,. Plaintiffs, JUDGMENT IN A ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Memo and Order, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 81 Filed 04/28/00 Pg 1 of 14 Pg ID 178 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION JOHN VINCENT, Sr. and JOHN VINCENT, Jr., Plaintiffs, Case No. 99-CV-71416 V. HONORABLE AVERN COHN BILL ...
Wrongfully Terminated BOP Employee Entitled to Attorney Fees and Damages by David Patrick McDonald was a Cook Supervisor at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York when he discovered that a supervisor was sexually harassing a female employee. He reported this to two supervisors and began suffering workplace retaliation ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Lopez-Valenzuela v. Arpaio, AZ, Order, No Bail for Undocumented Immigrants, 2015 Case: 11-16487, 12/03/2015, ID: 9778457, DktEntry: 124, Page 1 of 19 FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ANGEL LOPEZ-VALENZUELA; ISAAC CASTRO-ARMENTA, Plaintiffs - Appellants, DEC 03 2015 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS ...
Article • April 18, 2017
George Soros' Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System by Scott Bland by Scott Bland, Politico While America’s political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Not So Securus by Jordan Smith and Micah Lee Massive Hack of 70 Million Prisoner Phone Calls Indicates Violations of Attorney-Client Privilege by Jordan Smith and Micah Lee, The Intercept An enormous cache of phone records obtained by The Intercept reveals a major breach of security at Securus Technologies, a leading provider ...
Article • March 24, 2017
Spokane County Settles Class-Action Suit Over Jailing; Those Unable to Pay Fines by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On September 19, 2014, a Washington State federal court signed off on the preliminary settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought against Spokane County for routinely jailing people with court-ordered fines or other ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Gangwal v. Folster, PA, Motion to Stay Deadlines, Excessive Force Leg Sweep, 2016 Case 1:14-cv-02002-JEJ-SES Document 44 Filed 08/10/16 Page 1 of 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA SUDHIR GANGWAL, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No.: 1:14-cv-02002-JEJ-SES (Filed: October 16, 2014) District Judge: John ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Appointment of Counsel
Fifth Circuit Holds Court May Compel Attorney to Represent Indigent Prisoner by Matthew Clarke In a November 13, 2015 ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held a district court may compel a lawyer to represent an indigent prisoner challenging prison conditions. Mario Naranjo was incarcerated at the Reeves County ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Attorneys with Disciplinary Records Part of Flaw in Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty System by David Reutter In February 2015, just a month into his term as Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on capital punishment in the state, calling it “error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.” [See: PLN, Feb. ...
Texas District Attorney and Prosecutor Accused, Cleared of Misconduct by Matthew Clarke In June 2015, the State Bar of Texas initiated disciplinary actions against Fort Bend County District Attorney John Francis Healey, Jr. and Assistant District Attorney Mark Harold Hanna. The disciplinary petitions filed by the State Bar Commission for ...
Study: 95 Percent of Elected Prosecutors are White by Joe Watson A recent study illustrates just how racially skewed the U.S. criminal justice system is with respect to its most powerful participants: prosecutors. Of 2,437 elected state and local prosecutors holding office in 2014, 95 percent were white and 79% ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright Since we started publishing PLN in 1990, the injustices of the parole system, or that of never-ending punishment and sentences without end, has been an enduring theme. In the 1970s it was prisoners’ rights activists and advocates who called for an end to parole ...
Publication • January 13, 2017
HRDC NPAP CLE Seminar on Representing Victims of Law Enforcement Misconduct on the Street and in the Cell Block, March 2017 Upcoming CLE Seminar: Representing Victims of Law Enforcement Misconduct on the Street and in the Cell Block The South Florida-based Human Rights Defense Center in collaboration with the National ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Judge Rips DOJ Lawyers for “Series of Misrepresentations,” Orders Ethics Training by Derek Gilna In one of the most recent examples of gross misconduct on the part of U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, noteworthy for the fact that it was actually punished, a Texas federal judge blasted DOJ lawyers who ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Filed under: Prosecutors, Family, Marriage
New York DA Supervisor Engages in Kinky Fetishes, Wife Claims by Derek Gilna The estranged wife of Jeffrey Stein, the top administrative supervisor in the prosecutor’s office for Nassau County, New York, filed a civil divorce petition claiming her husband’s kinky sexual preferences gave her post traumatic stress disorder. According ...
$325,002 Award to Michigan Prisoner Denied Medical Care for Joint Pain by A federal jury has awarded $325,002 to a prisoner upon finding Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) staff were deliberately indifferent to his chronic joint pain. State prisoner Temujin Kensu, 52, suffered for over two decades with medical issues ...
Too Little, Too Late: Prosecutor Remorseful for Sending Innocent Man to Death Row by David Reutter The district attorney who prosecuted Glenn Ford, a Louisiana man exonerated after spending 30 years on death row, called capital punishment “an abomination that continues to scar the fibers of this society.” That statement ...
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