by Jim Thompson
In the International Business Times, Aaron Morrison writes that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a report criticizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for treating detained undocumented immigrants “like their criminal counterparts.”
At Daily Kos, Paul Bland previews three upcoming Supreme Court cases that could weaken or eliminate laws protecting workers and consumers.
A new study from Phillips Black shows that states are abandoning life without parole for juveniles. “Most of the nation’s abandonment of [Juvenile Life Without Parole], both in policy and in practice, demonstrates that sentencing children to die in prison, foreclosing all hope of redemption and rehabilitation, is anathema to who we are as a people,” says John Mills, the study’s lead author.
Jonathan Selbin at The Hill argues that recent Congressional initiatives aim to make it impossible for consumers to join together in a class action suit unless each of them is harmed in the exact same way.
In The National Law Journal, Judith E. Schaeffer discusses the potential implications of Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez for future class action suits.