Judge refuses to block subpoena for Trump’s accounting records–ABA Journal

 
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A federal judge has refused to block a subpoena from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for eight years of financial records from the accounting firm for President Donald Trump.

Trump filed a lawsuit against Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House committee, last month.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of Washington, D.C., said Congress had sufficient justification to seek the records from Mazars USA, report the New York TimesPolitico, the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, the Washington Post and the National Law Journal. The decision, filed Monday, is here.

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NYC’s Plan To Close Rikers Undermined By ‘Lock Everybody Up’ Parole Enforcement, Sources Say: Gothamist

 
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New York City’s plan to close Rikers Island has hit a snag: New York State’s parole system, which sends more people back to prison for petty parole violations than nearly every other state in the country.The plan to close the infamous jail hinges on reducing its population to under 5,000 people, a number that could fit into four new jails to be built near courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Since Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the move two years ago, the city has made steady progress, slashing Rikers’ average daily population from 9,400 to around 7,000.

But the number of people jailed on Rikers for violating the terms of their New York State parole is going up, according to the Mayor’s Office.

Many of these are technical violators, not jailed for new crimes but for allegedly violating parole supervision rules, such as staying out past curfew, missing an appointment, absconding, smoking marijuana and even informal rules that parole officers sometimes just make up.

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How to transfer Outlook stuff at work to personal account? – Forums – CNET

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I am going to be retiring soon (shhhh… my boss doesn’t know yet) [and] over the last 27 years I’ve built up quite an address book! And a few emails which currently reside within the Microsoft Outlook platform. I would like to transfer this to a personal system (address book, calendar, and email) and like many people I do have a Gmail account but not sure whether that is best and if so how to go about doing that. Thanks!
 
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Minds Over Matters: Special Report | Law.com

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Minds Over Matters: An Examination of Mental Health in the Legal Profession
 
Law.com has embarked on a yearlong investigation into mental health across every sector of the legal profession. Over the course of 12 months, we will aim to shine a light on mental health, addiction, stress and well-being; destigmatize the issue; and identify methods to effectuate change.
 
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‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers – The New York Times

By Brian M. Rosenthal

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Over the past year, a spate of suicides by taxi drivers in New York City has highlighted in brutal terms the overwhelming debt and financial plight of medallion owners. All along, officials have blamed the crisis on competition from ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

But a New York Times investigation found much of the devastation can be traced to a handful of powerful industry leaders who steadily and artificially drove up the price of taxi medallions, creating a bubble that eventually burst. Over more than a decade, they channeled thousands of drivers into reckless loans and extracted hundreds of millions of dollars before the market collapsed.

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ICE offers workaround to allow police in sanctuary cities to temporarily detain immigrants–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new program this week to allow local law enforcement officers to detain some immigrants in the country illegally in sanctuary jurisdictions that bar immigration cooperation.

The program trains local police to become warrant service officers for ICE who can serve warrants on behalf of the agency inside local jails and correctional facilities where they work, according to a press release. ICE will then have 48 hours to take the immigrant into custody.

The program allows local police to detain criminal suspects for ICE for two days past the time at which they would have been released from custody, the Washington Post explains. The Hill also has coverage.

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Lawyers Argue Sophomore Should Be Allowed to Join Lawsuit Against Fordham Over Student Palestine Club Ban | Center for Constitutional Rights

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May 8, 2019, New York – Today, attorneys asked a New York State Supreme Court judge to allow a new student petitioner, sophomore Veer Shetty, to join a lawsuit against Fordham University over the school’s refusal to allow a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club on campus. Fordham opposed Veer joining the lawsuit and has barred students from forming an SJP since the club was approved by the student government in 2016. The original four petitioners who brought the lawsuit in April 2017 have graduated or will graduate in ten days. Judge Nancy Bannon indicated that parties should expect a decision next week.

“I’m still at Fordham, I still want to form an SJP, and I will continue this lawsuit until I am able to organize freely for Palestinian human rights at my school,” said Veer Shetty, Fordham class of 2021, who was seeking to be added to the case today.

The lawsuit argues that Fordham’s veto of the student government’s approval of SJP was arbitrary and capricious, violating the school’s own policies guaranteeing free expression. In November 2017–after two of the original four petitioners had graduated–attorneys asked the court for a prompt order directing Fordham to recognize the SJP club. The court has not yet ruled on that request.

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