By: LiveLaw Research Team 16 Sep 2019 12:59 PM GMT It has been reported that National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act. This move happened shortly before the Supreme Court was slated to hear the habeas corpus petition filed by MDMK leader Vaiko seeking release of Abdullah. Abdullah was served the notice under the PSA at 1 AM on Monday and his Gupkar road house declared a jail, reported the PTI. Though the formal order of detention has been passed only now he has been under house arrest since August 5, the day when President issued the first order under Article 370 to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. On September 11, the J&K HC allowed two NCP leaders to meet Abdullah on condition that they should not talk to media about the meeting. This order of the HC recognizes the fact that Abdullah was under restrictions, even before the issuance of formal … [Read more...] about What Is Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act?
In a lawsuit arising out of a well-publicized incident in West Michigan, Agema v. City of Alleganinvolved a lawsuit by former Michigan State Representative David Agema and others against the City of Allegan and others alleging that their constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly were improperly infringed. The lawsuit involved a speech by Rep. Agema and Kamal Saleem, the head of Koome Ministries, a non-profit organization "which teaches about the dangers of radical Islam." The plaintiffs had rented Allegan High School as a forum for Rep. Agema and Mr. Saleem to speak.Two days prior to the speech, the Allegan Public School District received a letter from several organizations stating that the school should not allow Mr. Saleem to speak at the high school because "we believe [Mr. Saleem] spreads hatred and intolerance." Additionally, shortly before the event, a woman approached Allegan police officers who were present at the high school and "stated that … [Read more...] about Police Concern About Public Safety Sufficient to Justify Shutdown of Speech at School
POLITICS 07/18/2018 03:15 pm ET The Trump administration wants to withhold money from sanctuary cities. By Ryan Grenoble Six attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration threat to withhold critical public safety funds from so-called sanctuary cities and states. The administration’s tactic involving the public safety money is a bid to coerce local law enforcement to do the work of federal immigration officers. In response, the attorneys general in their suit argued that the Department of Justice’s attempts to set local and state law enforcement policy violates the Constitution. The states represented by the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York are Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington. Together, the six stand to lose about $25 million in funding, with $9 million … [Read more...] about Attorneys General Sue Trump DOJ For Holding Public Safety Funds Hostage
Two lawyers in the Ohio Department of Public Safety are jobless after the agency’s director accused them of routinely intercepting possibly confidential employee e-mails.Former top public safety lawyer Joshua Engel is accused of intercepting e-mails sent to the state inspector general and to the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Another agency lawyer, Pam Bolton, is accused of helping him.Thomas Stickrath, the state’s public-safety director, told the Dispatch that he fired Engel and Bolton submitted her resignation. Stickrath said some of the intercepted e-mails could have contained confidential information. “Obviously, when you’re dealing with the inspector general, some of the material is going to be highly sensitive,” he said.A lawyer for Engel, Larry James, said his client denies wrongdoing. Engel, a Harvard law grad, was demoted to a staff lawyer position earlier this year after accusations surfaced that he suggested … [Read more...] about Two Ohio Public Safety Lawyers Ousted Over Allegations of E-Mail Snooping
There’s a strong perception that the nation’s courts are underfunded, leading to a negative impact on the economy and public safety as well as access to the justice system, according to an informal study of lawyers and judges conducted by the ABA.Key findings of the survey are that 68 percent of the respondents said courts aren’t adequately funded to meet the needs of the community. The same number of respondents—68 percent—said underfunding the courts has a negative effect on the economy. And 77 percent of the respondents said there is a negative effect on public safety.Preliminary survey results were released today in conjunction with a press briefing in Washington, D.C., featuring ABA President Stephen N. Zack and Theodore B. Olson, one of the co-chairs of the Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System. David Boies, the other task force co-chair, participated by video conference.Zack appointed the task force in August to study the impact of … [Read more...] about ABA Survey: Underfunding the Courts Is Hurting the Economy & Impacts Public Safety