Tag Archives: Commission

New Legal Findings Define Powers of Old Saybrook Police Commission and Department

OLD SAYBROOK — An attorney contracted by the Police Commission said that the commission has a “broad oversight authority” that goes beyond the hiring, firing and promoting of officers — findings that both the Police Commissioner and the Police Chief said they agree with.  In an opinion letter dated February 14, Christopher Hodgson of the… Read More »

EU Commission proposes to strengthen criminal law to protect the environment

On 15 December 2021, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new EU Directive1 aimed at tightening compliance with EU environmental laws through the introduction of new criminal offences, increased sanctions and better enforcement (the “Draft Directive”). If adopted, Member States would have to ensure their criminal laws punish a series of environmental offences,… Read More »

Dallas judge slammed by state commission for behavior on the bench draws opponents for re-election

A judge whose demeanor on the bench has drawn reprimands drew challengers this month in her bid for reelection. Dallas County Criminal Court at Law 10 Judge Etta Mullin has drawn two opponents in the Dallas County Democratic primary: Elissa Wev and Monique Bracey Huff. This judge hears misdemeanor criminal cases at the Frank Crowley… Read More »

Sen. King’s cyber commission to stop meeting

The U.S. Senator from Maine spent the last two years as co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and it’s scheduled to close. MAINE, Maine — As more companies face ransomware hacks, the threat of cyberattacks remains prominent. For that reason, Congress created the Cyberspace Solarium Commission to reshape how the federal government thinks about cybersecurity.… Read More »

EU Commission told to improve legal definition of ‘terrorism’

The European Commission should give greater legal clarity on the definition of “terrorism” in EU criminal law – to prevent abuses of fundamental rights and discrimination, a report from the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) found on Thursday (18 November). The EU directive on combating terrorism was adopted four years ago, to respond to the… Read More »