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Conviction of Arbery’s Killers Puts Criminal Justice System on Trial

For generations, tough-on-crime voices have championed harsh sanctions that lead to gross racial disparities at every step of the justice system, while denying Black people the full protection of the law when subjected to violence, especially hate crimes, by private citizens. The same voices often try to hide how deeply the justice system is connected… Read More »

From Rittenhouse to Arbery, self-defense rules are on trial in America

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Satilla Shores, Ga., shocked the nation, with images of a black man pursued by three white men in trucks. The obvious racial elements quickly defined the trial. However, the three defendants were claiming a right that is hundreds of years old, allowing citizens to arrest suspected felons. Similarly, there… Read More »

Heard/Depp Trial: 3 Lessons Learned For Your Family Law Case. | Dickinson Wright

For weeks we were intrigued by the news and headlines of the court proceedings involving the defamation action by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard. We watched their lives behind closed doors as a married couple play out to audiences everywhere. However, the lessons learned from that trial are not unique to celebrity couples.… Read More »

Aerojet Rocketdyne Cybersecurity Trial Could Be DOJ Bellweather

On April 26, trial will begin in United States ex rel. Markus v. Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., where relator Brian Markus, Aerojet’s former senior director of cybersecurity, alleges the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by concealing cybersecurity problems from the government. When the Department of Justice declined to intervene in 2018, few would have… Read More »

What Is War Crimes Trial? Can Putin Be Held Accountable?

Russia was recently suspended from the United Nations human rights body as evidence emerged of war crimes perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine. The United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision was based on what it called “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” in Russia’s war of aggression. The resolution to suspend Russia… Read More »

Before Chauvin trial, feds warned of cyberattacks, white supremacist violence

In the months before former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial for the killing of George Floyd, federal authorities warned local officials to beware of potential cyberattacks on government and court computer systems, and the possibility of white supremacist groups traveling to the Twin Cities area to incite racial violence, The warnings, which were… Read More »