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    1. Government Calls It Civil Forfeiture, But It’s Theft

      Government Calls It Civil Forfeiture, But It’s Theft

      The Declaration of Independence states that all men have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This represents a change from an earlier document, which postulated humanity’s natural rights as “life, liberty and property.” The wording may have been changed to avoid enshrining slavery — already a point of contention between northern and southern states — as a right.

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    2. ABA plans grassroots effort to stop separation of immigrant families

      ABA plans grassroots effort to stop separation of immigrant families

      ABA President Hilarie Bass says Congress should pass legislation to stop separation of immigrant families, and she is directing like-minded individuals to an ABA Grassroots Action website that helps them make their voices heard. Bass is calling for action at the same time a new group has formed to oppose separation. It is called Lawyer Moms of America, and it is planning a Day of Action on June 29, the Daily Kos reports.

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    3. Cruelty at the Border Is Not Justice

      Cruelty at the Border Is Not Justice

      URBANDALE, Iowa — Many Americans are in tears reading stories of children being ripped from their parents’ arms at the United States-Mexican border. Stories of families separated with no certainty of when they’ll be reunited.

      This is a collective gut-check moment for America. President Trump and the Department of Justice have taken a stand on justice, on enforcing the law.

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    4. Supreme Court to decide if excessive fines clause applies to states in seized SUV case

      Supreme Court to decide if excessive fines clause applies to states in seized SUV case

      The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday accepted a case that could curb the use of civil forfeiture by the states and involves a small-time drug dealer’s forfeited Land Rover. At issue in Timbs v. Indiana is whether the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause applies to the states through the 14th Amendment, according to the cert petition and SCOTUSblog. The cert petition says the issue is more pressing now than ever, given the surge in punitive fines and forfeitures at the state level.

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    5. Fiduciary Rule Dies as Last Court Deadline Passes

      Fiduciary Rule Dies as Last Court Deadline Passes

      The “fiduciary rule” is officially dead. The Labor Department rule, conceived by the Obama administration, was meant to ensure that advisers put their clients’ financial interests ahead of their own when recommending retirement investments. The rule’s fate was all but sealed with the election of President Donald Trump, who generally opposes financial regulations.

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    6. Rand Paul’s Neighbor Is Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison After Attack

      Rand Paul’s Neighbor Is Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison After Attack

      On Nov. 3, the day of the altercation, Mr. Paul was mowing his lawn in Bowling Green while wearing headphones when Mr. Boucher ran over and tackled the lawmaker, according to a news release from federal prosecutors. The neighbor said he had “had enough” after watching Mr. Paul stack a pile of brush near the property line between their two yards.

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    7. Colorado Campaign Finance Enforcement System Found Unconstitutional

      Colorado Campaign Finance Enforcement System Found Unconstitutional

      In a case with interesting ramifications, a federal court this week struck down major parts of Colorado’s campaign finance enforcement system as unconstitutional.

      The system at issue, which was created through a ballot initiative, generally allowed any person who believed there had been a violation of the state’s campaign finance laws to file a written complaint with the Secretary of State.

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    8. Disbarred lawyer who served 6 years in prison has conviction overturned and won’t be retried

      Disbarred lawyer who served 6 years in prison has conviction overturned and won’t be retried

      A disbarred California lawyer will be able to seek reinstatement of his law license after his Oregon conviction for child molestation was overturned and prosecutors decided not to retry him. According to the Oregonian, former lawyer Brad Holbrook’s 19-year ordeal appears to be over. He spent more than six years in prison after the jury in his second trial was allowed to hear a never-confirmed rumor and convicted him in 2002 of molesting a 10-year-old girl.

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    9. The Constitution and the Lawmen are Coming for Trump—He Laughs!

      The Constitution and the Lawmen are Coming for Trump—He Laughs!

      By Ralph Nader. The law has never caught up with Trump. In his bullying and bankrupting business career, he laughed at the law – hiding behind corporations, tying up plaintiffs – workers, creditors, consumers, and shareholders – with court battles of attrition. His snarling lawyers either wore down Trump’s pursuers or settled disputes for less than the legitimate claims by those harmed. Trump’s lawyers pushed for gag orders to hide the settlements.

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    10. Big Win For MAGA Hats At Supreme Court

      Big Win For MAGA Hats At Supreme Court

      In a largely expected decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that the government cannot restrict a person’s clothing choices while they are voting.

      The ruling came down 7-2, and perhaps the margin was a bit of a surprise, but the First Amendment arguments made by the majority are not. It’s entirely consistent with majoritarian First Amendment views that white people can harass and intimidate black people.

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    11. New York Suit Accuses Trump Foundation of Broad Violations

      New York Suit Accuses Trump Foundation of Broad Violations

      “As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” said Barbara D. Underwood, New York’s attorney general, who has been on her job little over a month. “This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the foundation accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.”

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    12. What to Watch For in Today’s Report on Clinton Investigation

      What to Watch For in Today’s Report on Clinton Investigation

      In the final days of the Clinton investigation, the attorney general at the time, Loretta E. Lynch, held an impromptu private meeting with former President Bill Clinton when the two found themselves unexpectedly on the same tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The meeting led to calls for Ms. Lynch to recuse herself from the investigation. She did not, but said she would defer to the F.B.I. and career prosecutors on whether to prosecute Mrs. Clinton.

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    13. Watchdog of Justice Dept. to Report on F.B.I. Clinton Inquiry

      Watchdog of Justice Dept. to Report on F.B.I. Clinton Inquiry

      On Thursday, the DOJ's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz will issue the highly anticipated findings of his examination of the F.B.I.’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. He is expected to castigate the decision making by the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey; his deputy, Andrew G. McCabe; and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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    14. Immigration Judges Express Fear That Sessions’s Policies Will Impede Their Work

      Immigration Judges Express Fear That Sessions’s Policies Will Impede Their Work

      AG Sessions’s carrying out of his immigration agenda has reignited a long-running debate about the independence of immigration judges, who are part of the Justice Department, not the judicial branch. Some of the judges fear that they could be used to help fulfill the administration’s priorities, endangering their independence.

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    15. Disgraced ex-Speaker Hastert to be deposed this summer in sexual abuse lawsuit

      Disgraced ex-Speaker Hastert to be deposed this summer in sexual abuse lawsuit

      Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to answer questions under oath this summer as part of an explosive lawsuit brought by a former wrestler he coached decades ago whose sexual abuse allegations led to the disgraced politician’s dark past being brought to light. During a brief court hearing Tuesday, Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer urged both sides in the long-simmering litigation to complete depositions and other remaining discovery issues by the next court date.

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