Felons With Guns

The Eighth Circuit ruled that man who posted a video of himself in possession of an object resembling a Glock handgun, who was later arrested when such a handgun was found in a car in which he was a passenger, was properly sentenced as a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Failure to Report Abuse

An Indiana appeals court ruled in favor of a school resource officer sued by a student’s parents after he failed to report the student’s allegations that she had been gang raped twice, finding that there is “no private right of action stemming from a failure to report.” 

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Death Sentence

The Eleventh Circuit ruled that a death row inmate convicted of murder in 1986 is entitled to a new sentencing proceeding. His counsel failed to present evidence relating to a serious head injury defendant sustained as a child, which likely caused brain damage.

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Johnny Depp Ordered to Hand Over Medical Records to Ex-Wife

Johnny Depp’s lawyers describe the actor as upfront about his past substance abuse, a man with nothing to hide. That may be more true than ever after a Virginia judge ruled Friday that he must give his ex-wife’s attorneys access to medical records related to his alcohol and drug use.  

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Prisons Chief Pledges to Implement Criminal-Justice Reform

The head of the Bureau of Prisons on Thursday reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to implementing the landmark criminal-justice bill signed into law last year, even as reform advocates raised concerns about how some of the law’s key provisions are taking shape.

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