Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can’t sue Border Patrol agent who killed their son

By Pete Williams–NBC NEWS
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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the parents of a 15-year-old boy cannot sue the federal agent who fatally shot him by firing across the border separating the United States and Mexico — a case that inflamed tensions over border security.

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Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, who argued the case disagreed with the ruling.

“The gravity of this ruling could not be clearer given the Trump administration’s militarized rhetoric and policies targeting people at the border. Border agents should not have immunity to fatally shoot Mexican teenagers on the other side of the border fence,” Gelernt said. “The Constitution does not stop at the border.”

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New “Public Charge Rule” takes effect today–Download Public Charge Screening Tool

Empire Justice Center:  ” The implementation of the public charge rule today is a devastating blow for all Americans. The rule is heartless, cruel, and betrays our core values as a nation of immigrants.” 
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The Legal Aid Society, Make The Road New York, and Empire Justice Center has a new version of their Public Charge Screening Tool to address client needs caused by the implementation of the new public charge rules today, which you can access here: https://legalaidnyc.org/…/Public-Charge-Screening-Tool-2-24…
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Bar examiners are asking law students about their mental health. Many aren’t getting help because of it – CNN

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“[Students] should absolutely get the help they need and not worry about being asked a question that they have to answer and then reveal their medical history,” said New York State Bar President Hank Greenberg. “We don’t do that with any other physiological condition, and that we still do that for mental health is no longer acceptable in 2020.”
 
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A New York court is weighing whether to drop the question from the state’s bar application after a working group within the New York State Bar Association issued a report in August calling for the removal of any questions about “mental history, diagnoses, or treatment.”
 
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My essential Mac apps for 2020 include Fantastical, AirBuddy,etc- 9to5Mac

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2020 is the tenth anniversary of the iPad, so there has been a lot of discussion around the best app along with ways to get the most out of the platform and be more productive. However, the Mac is still a great place to work, play, and learn. If you are picking up your first Mac, upgrading from an old one, or just looking to become more efficient, I want to run through some of my essential Mac apps that I am using this year.
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Mac Power Users 523: State of the iPad — MacSparky

David Sparks
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In the last decade, the iPad has gone from a brand-new device to a wide-reaching line of products that meet the needs of a range of users. On this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I talk about the current state of the platform, and how it fits in with the iPhone and Mac.
 
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Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses–AP

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Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.

The company’s announcement came one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo confirming that agents can’t board private buses without the consent of the bus company. Greyhound had previously insisted that even though it didn’t like the immigration checks, it had no choice under federal law but to allow them.

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Roger Stone sentence: Judges worried about political interference

USA TODAY
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WASHINGTON – A national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting to address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases, the group’s president said Monday.

Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, said the group “could not wait” until its spring conference to weigh in on a deepening crisis that has enveloped the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr.

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Velma White, an aide to the judge, said the meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. USA TODAY had previously reported that the meeting would take place Tuesday.

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