Apr 11, 2013 -U.S. Senators agree to background checks at gun shows, a report urges the government to better research emergency response to a nuclear disaster, and two agents charged with investigating corruption are found falsifying records.
Apr 08, 2013 -European data protection authorities launch investigations of Google, the government fights illegal border crossings at Indian reservations, and the Indiana legislature considers placing an armed officer at every public school.
Apr 01, 2013 -The Supreme Court limits the role of police dogs in searches, a new Senate bill targets visa fraud, and a federal court has ruled that the CIA must release documents on its drone program.
Mar 20, 2013 - The rapid advancement of technology has had a positive impact on law enforcement, but it also poses enormous legal challenges because the U.S. has “old laws,” according to Andrew Weissman, general counsel to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). He spoke at the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security luncheon in Washington, D.C. today.
Feb 27, 2013 -The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case yesterday on whether DNA can be collected by law enforcement without a warrant for comparison in unsolved crimes. A shooting spree has occurred at a plant in Switzerland. Prosecution will not proceed against the owner of an Internet streaming site accused of piracy.
Jan 29, 2013 -The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will clarify what burden of proof a plaintiff must meet to prevail in a retaliation claim. Attorneys in the case have asked the Court to determine whether employees must prove that the retaliation was the sole factor in an adverse employment action or one of several factors.
Jan 07, 2013 -The 113th Congress is officially underway. However, some old business from the 112th Congress is only now reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. He recently signed two bills, one on trade secrets and one on surveillance, into law.