Monthly Archives: July 2014

Rep. Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reforms

Rep. Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reforms
 
House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan “released a new discussion draft, ‘Expanding Opportunity in America,’ in it he proposes a pilot project to strengthen the safety net and discusses a number of reforms to the EITC, education, criminal justice, and regressive regulation.”
Chapter 4 […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

NOPD again ordered to pay attorneys’ fees after withholding public records

NOPD again ordered to pay attorneys’ fees after withholding public records
 
Jim Mustian of the The Advocate reported on July 26 that:
A state appeals court has ordered the New Orleans Police Department to shell out more than $20,000 in attorneys’ fees and litigation costs after the city lost its bid to withhold supplemental police reports from […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Legal News, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

Report: ‘Irreversible harm’ when FBI didn’t reveal flawed lab work in death-row cases

Report: ‘Irreversible harm’ when FBI didn’t reveal flawed lab work in death-row cases
 

Today in a major block busting article the Washington Post reported on the FBI Laboratory scandal:The FBI began and inquiry into 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases from the 1980s and 1990s in which the FBI’s hair and fiber unit reported a match to […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments

Press Release

Press Release
 
 July 29th 2014, our firm filed the writ to the Fourth Circuit in Mr. Le’s case. A writ is an appeal to a higher court, seeking relief from a contested ruling made by a trial court. Our request that Mr. Le’s Preliminary hearing be held sooner than August 28th and the request that subpoenas issue to […]

Reduced Sentences for Federal Drug Offenders

Reduced Sentences for Federal Drug Offenders
 
At last, some good news for the thousands of people in federal prison for drug crimes. The United States Sentencing Commission on July 18th made  the two-level reduction for narcotics offenses retroactive .
Now people who were already sentenced for drug crimes can go back and ask for their sentences to be reduced.
For […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Global Shipping Giant FedEx indicted for drug dealing

Global Shipping Giant FedEx indicted for drug dealing
 
When Will it Ever End?
This weeks drug prohibition nightmare, is the indictment of global shipping giant, FedEx.
FexEx has recently been indicted for distributing illegal drugs knowingly. Drugs from internet pharmacies that the DEA claims were illegal and FedEx purportedly knew were “shady operators.” According to prosecutors, the company […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform

4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform
 
Time Magazine has a new article about why conservatives are embracing prison reform.  Remember the United States is the world’s leader in incarceration.  hard to understand in the “land of the free.”
according to the article here are four reasons Christian Conservatives are changing their attitude to jailing people for lengths […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments

Mexican Drug Cartels Using Drones to Deliver Drugs Across the Border.

Mexican Drug Cartels Using Drones to Deliver Drugs Across the Border.
 
The DEA says Mexican drug cartels are using drones to transport drugs and have been doing so since at least 2011. The agency reported that at least 150 drone flights carrying drugs crossed the border in 2012, and that the cartels have recently intensified efforts […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

“Federal judge strikes down California’s death penalty”

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
“Federal judge strikes down California’s death penalty”
 
 
ISSUES AN ORDER DECLARING CALIFORNIA’S DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND VACATES PETITIONER’S DEATH SENTENCE.
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California  on Wednesday struck down [order] California’s death penalty, finding that it violates the the US Constitution. US District Judge Cormac Carney ruled […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Jefferson Parish Sherriff´s Office First To Use Drones in Louisiana for Law Enforcement Purpose

Jefferson Parish Sherriff´s Office First To Use Drones in Louisiana for Law Enforcement Purpose. American Civil Liberties Concerned.

 

The Baton Rouge Advocate, on July 20, 2014 had an article concerning Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office use of an unmanned aerial drone for law enforcement purposes.  The drone flew over the scene of a shooting earlier this month […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments