Thursday , 9 July 2020


Recording of 837 attorney-client phone calls ‘borders on the ridiculous’

Thank you for subscribing to Pine Tree Watch! Maine jails recorded at least 837 private phone calls between attorneys and inmates in the past 12 months, potentially violating state law in the process. Four county jails that detain defendants before trial inappropriately recorded confidential phone calls in a massive breach of attorney-client privilege. What started as a report of a …

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Attorney: Man Was Shot in Back by Los Angeles County Deputy

LOS ANGELES — An 18-year-old man was shot in the back five times and killed last month by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who, nearly three weeks later, still has not been interviewed by investigators, the family’s lawyer and authorities said Wednesday. Andres Guardado, who friends and relatives said worked as a security guard at an auto body shop …

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Former Big Law Attorney Brings Legal Tech to Immigration Filings

Jonathan Petts, Executive Director of Immigrants Like Us Former Big Law attorney Jonathan Petts has been working flat out ever since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month shielded thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children from deportation. President Donald Trump has said he will try again to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Most …

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District Attorney Rollins cites victory in SJC murder case, chides four other district attorneys for interference

Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins is highlighting a major legal victory for her office — against four of her fellow district attorneys, all of whom are men. The state’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a request by the four district attorneys for an active role in litigation underway in Boston that could lead to someone 18 years old – and …

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Sen. Tim Scott brings attorney general to speak with S.C. law enforcement, church leaders

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – Two weeks after a police reform bill introduced by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott stalled in the senate, U.S. Attorney General William Barr was in the state. He spoke about criminal justice and police reform in an effort to bolster Scott’s legislation. Scott says Wednesday’s meetings with church leaders and law enforcement will help him make …

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