For years, Justice Department officials failed to notify federal criminal defendants of their attorneys about unreliable forensic evidence that may have led to the conviction of innocent people, the Washington Post reports.
A bill that would require organizations processing the personal information of more than 10,000 people to put data protection requirements in place has been introduced in the Senate.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is urging the U.S. Sentencing Commission to revise its guidelines to retroactively apply a 2010 law cutting the disparity between sentences for crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses.
The budget impasse and resulting government shutdown would have widespread effects on systems critical to attorneys, slowing some courtroom and agency operations while bringing others to a screeching halt.