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July 2017 Archives

Despite bipartisan concerns, Sessions urges more civil forfeiture

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made another policy announcement, again to the dismay of criminal justice reformers and civil rights advocates. Speaking at a meeting of the National District Attorneys Association this week, he said he would again allow federal law enforcement agencies to take hold of property seized by local law enforcement.

Federal judge mulls 'therapeutic polygraphy' as valid treatment

When an Assistant U.S. Attorney called for "therapeutic polygraph" treatments as a condition of a convicted sex offender's supervised release, one federal judge seemed reluctant. It resulted in a three-hour hearing.

Supreme Court may rule on email warrants' reach outside the US

The Trump Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to extend the reach of the 1986 Stored Communications Act and allow the collection of emails that are stored outside the U.S. in foreign server farms. When the Act was passed, most digital information was stored on personal computers. Now, most of it is stored in the cloud, which is made up of servers around the globe.

Should a pregnant addiction sufferer be charged if she overdoses?

A woman in another state has been charged with aggravated assault on an unborn child after she overdosed while seven months pregnant. She now faces up to 20 years in prison.

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