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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona Immigration Law

- The U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision today in S.B. 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The Court ruled that three out of the four contested provisions in are unconstitutional. The provision allowing law enforcement to check immigration status is legal, ruled the Court, so long as it is interpreted narrowly.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Guantanamo Bay Cases

- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider seven different appeals by prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, affirming the government’s detention of would-be terrorists.

London Tells Hooligans to Turn in their Passports Ahead of Euro 2012

- The London Metropolitan Police are planning house calls to designated “football hooligans” who haven’t turned in their passports ahead of Euro 2012.


- A bill (S.B. 863) pending before the Michigan Senate would allow the employees of licensed private investigators to carry concealed weapons in restricted areas where average citizens are not allowed to bring firearms. Licensed private investigators are already allowed to carry in restricted areas.


- A federal appeals court has ruled that a police officer who assaulted a contract security officer while both were stationed at the Pentagon is not immune from liability.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Amnesty International Surveillance Case

- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allow the federal government to conduct surveillance without a warrant.

A Clear View of Liability

- Surveillance systems must overcome a hierarchy of nine deficiencies to improve their odds of defeating liability claims during lawsuits.

House Passes Appropriations Bill, Blocks Certain Programs

- The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies but blocks implementation and enforcement of several key programs, including those that deal with age discrimination and the use of arrest and conviction records in preemployment screening.

Compliance Program Protects Morgan Stanley in Corruption Probe

- The government has declined to prosecute Morgan Stanley under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after an employee engaged in a corruption scheme in China. The agencies found that Morgan Stanley’s FCPA compliance program was so robust that the employee had to circumvent numerous internal controls to commit the crime.

Morning Security Brief: Wal-Mart Corruption, Anthrax Vaccines, ICN Launches New Initiatives, and More

- Wal-Mart execs ignored an investigation that found widespread bribery at it sites in Mexico. Two million doses of anthrax expire to the tune of $48 million. And more.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal by Former Enron Executive

- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a second appeal by former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. In his appeal, Skilling petitioned the Court to overturn his fraud conviction.


- A bill (H.R. 2065) introduced by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) would amend the federal criminal code to allow an individual to have a nonviolent criminal conviction expunged in certain circumstances.

Morning Security Brief: Marijuana in the Mail, 'Test on Arrest' Ruling, Identity Theft Rules, and More

- Colorado post offices say more people are trying to mail marijuana out of state. Court rules that "test on arrest" policy doesn't violate the Fourth Amendment. A government agency has approved identity theft rules for publication. And more.

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