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Judge Blocks Trump ‘Secretive’ Commission Report on Police and Civil Justice

Before a U.S. federal judge on Thursday halted the work of a Trump administration law enforcement commission – saying it had violated public meetings laws – the panel had been warned about shutting out public input by several of its …

Reuters Finds Disparity in How Judges Apply Qualified Immunity

The May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a Minneapolis cop has prompted calls for an end to “qualified immunity,” a legal doctrine that in recent years has increasingly helped cops beat back lawsuits that accuse them …

Tort Reformers Proclaim Top 10 ‘Judicial Hellholes’ for 2020

It’s out: the annual report by tort reform advocates of what they say are the nation’s worst local courts and states that are abusing the civil justice system. The report also warns of state courts that did not make the …