06/25/2012 - 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.
05/29/2012 - 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.
05/21/2012 - 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.
05/14/2012 - 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.
04/27/2012 - 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.
03/23/2012 - 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.
02/29/2012 - 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.