Minnesota Legislature Takes Action to Reform Property Forfeiture Laws in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

St. Paul, Minnesota – The Minnesota Legislature is poised to pass new property forfeiture laws in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that declared the state’s current system unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the case of Tyler v. Hennepin County found that the county violated a woman’s constitutional rights by selling her forfeited property for more than the amount she owed in taxes and keeping the surplus. Earlier this year, the state agreed to pay a settlement of $109 million to resolve class action lawsuits filed on behalf of Minnesotans … Read more

NYU Firmly Defends Response to Antisemitism Lawsuit, Seeks Its Dismissal

New York University (NYU) is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging antisemitism, claiming that it responded effectively to the incident. According to NYU, it acted swiftly and decisively to address the concerns. The university’s response comes as it faces legal action from 94 Jewish students, who filed the suit in 2019. The students claimed that NYU turned a blind eye to a hostile environment on campus and failed to protect them. In their motion to dismiss, NYU argues that they investigated the allegations thoroughly and took appropriate disciplinary action against the individuals involved. The … Read more

Grand Jury Summons Law Enforcement Agents Probing Uvalde School Shooting Response

Uvalde, Texas – Law enforcement agents involved in the 2022 Uvalde school mass shooting are being ordered to appear before a grand jury as part of an ongoing investigation into the police response. On May 24, 2022, a gunman entered Robb Elementary School and killed 21 people, including 19 students and two adults. Concerns were raised about the delayed police response, as it took 77 minutes to apprehend the shooter. Now, multiple officers have been subpoenaed to provide in-person testimonies at the Uvalde County Courthouse, according to sources familiar with the matter. The officers from … Read more

City of Columbia Takes Action In Response to Recycling Program Lawsuit

COLUMBIA, Missouri – The City of Columbia is facing a lawsuit over its recycling program. Allegations against the city claim that it violated multiple state laws related to waste management and recycling. The lawsuit was filed by a local advocacy group that is concerned about the city’s handling of recyclable materials. According to the lawsuit, Columbia’s recycling program fails to comply with state regulations and does not meet the standards set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The advocacy group argues that the city has been mixing recyclable materials with non-recyclable waste, resulting in … Read more