WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status, a ruling critics said could open the door to abuse.
By Keerthi Vedantam and Andrew Howard |
Friday, March 15, 2019
WASHINGTON - A man who claimed he repeatedly stabbed his cellmate because he was possessed by demons will get a new trial after a federal appeals court ruled his lawyer wrongly pressed an insanity defense against his wishes, even if his possession defense would have been "wholly ineffective."
WASHINGTON - Advocates told a House subcommittee investigating the problem of missing and murdered indigineous women that the issue is conplicated by a lack of solid data, a shortage of funding and a legal maze that Native victims and families often face when trying to report crimes.
WASHINGTON - Big game hunters in Kaibab National Forest are free to drive off-road to collect their kills, a federal appeals court has ruled, rejecting claims by environment groups that off-road vehicles would threaten the forest and threatened species that live there.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, revealed during a hearing on sexual assault in the miltary that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too "ashamed and confused" to report it, and that when she tried to report it years later she was "horrified" by tthe reponse.
SELLS – A complex legal process, inconsistent data and a lack of attention contribute to the forgotten missing and murdered indigenous women. The #MMIW movement is advocating for women who no longer have a voice.