Crime & Justice |

Killing of USC Student Heightens Awareness of Safety

| The killing of a USC student near campus over the weekend has some students thinking about their own safety and what the campus is doing about it.

Judge Says Government May Have To Reunite More Migrant Families Separated At Border

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A federal judge rejects the government's argument that identifying and reuniting families separated before the zero tolerance policy was announced is too burdensome.

Maryland Court Denies New Murder Trial For 'Serial' Convict Adnan Syed

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The ruling is the latest in a protracted legal drama surrounding a 20-year-old murder case. Attorneys for the man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend say they haven't exhausted their legal options.

Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts By Chicago Grand Jury

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The charges expand the initial single count of filing a false police report. Now Smollett is charged with multiple counts tied to different aspects of his alleged false report about being attacked.

#MeToo Awareness Sharpens Focus On Pay Equity

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After #MeToo, many employment attorneys say they've seen the number of pay-disparity cases spike, and employers are having to adapt by conducting investigations and pay audits.

Asylum-Seekers Can Appeal Fast-Track Deportations, Court Rules

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A 1996 law limited the ability of immigrants to appeal asylum officers' decisions of whether they truly fear persecution in their home country. An appeals court says those limits are unconstitutional.

Uber Not Criminally Liable In Death Of Woman Hit By Self-Driving Car, Prosecutor Says

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The woman was walking a bicycle across the road when she was fatally struck by the SUV. The car had a human operator behind the wheel but was in computer control mode at the time of the crash.

Supreme Court Denies Religious Building Preservation Funds Case

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The court let stand a New Jersey ruling not allowing government money for the restoration or preservation of religious buildings, like synagogues, temples, churches and mosques.

Court Says Jury Can't Strip Mongols Biker Club Of Its Trademarked Logo

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Federal prosecutors say the Mongols are a criminal operation and that their logo is central to their outlaw identity. But a judge ruled that the symbol is constitutionally protected.