A New York City police department has been the subject of a federal civil rights investigation over concerns its officers may be involved in discriminatory police activity. The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation, the fourth this year, into the Mount Vernon Police Department over concerns of unconstitutional conduct. The habit or practice investigation …

Angelo Castillo, Commissioner, Pembroke Pines Last week: Those whom we elect are entrusted with the solemn duty of creating their own districts. When they abuse their power by gerrymandering, just to serve themselves or their political party, they are breaking their oath and committing a serious sin against democracy. More than any other, three policies …

3rd Circuit Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith, seen in his Duncansville office, turns 70 on Saturday, forcing him to step down as chief judge. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Former Blair County and U.S. District Judge D. Brooks Smith has stepped down as Chief Justice of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. …

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – Yakama Nation officials said this week they will allow a rural school district in central Washington to continue using the image of Wahluke Warrior while a plan for respectful use is developed . The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Wahluke School District in Mattawa has until January 2023 to develop a …

Illustration of Mother Jones; Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily rundown of the facts that matter. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. The Supreme Court has long been expected to try to be a little subtle as it grapples with unraveling abortion rights – whether Chief Justice John Roberts’ concern for his legacy, or the …

Sara Beth Myers, a former civil rights attorney and community advocate with a long history of public policy achievements and major court victories, announced her campaign for Davidson County District Attorney on Wednesday, December 1 2021. A new progressive challenger tossed his hat in the ring for the Nashville District Attorney’s race next year. Longtime …

When should the deeply held religious beliefs of a Supreme Court judge require disqualification, that is, that the judge is not involved in a particular case? A difficult question, of course, but that Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettPence requests that Roe v. Wade sent to ‘history’s ash heap’ ahead of Supreme Court abortion ruling …

CHICAGO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – November 30, 2021– OppFi Inc. (NYSE: OPFI) (“OppFi”), a leading financial technology platform that enables banks to help ordinary consumers access credit, today announced it has facilitated the issuance of more than two million installment loans online with its product OppLoans. Through the OppFi platform, the OppLoans product uses alternative …

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Barbados ceased pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it lost another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and Rihanna, attended the ceremony which began on Monday evening in a …

The Supreme Court hears a case on December 1, 2021, regarding a Mississippi abortion law that poses a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / Getty Images Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell Since the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion nearly 50 years ago, a powerful legal movement …