Daily Archives: August 21, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Cops Can Read Your Text Messages Without a Warrant An appeals court in Washington State has upheld the conviction of a drug buyer who was entrapped after the police seized his dealer’s cell phone. The detective text messaged the client after finding other texts suggesting he was the dealer’s client. The court rejected the client’s argument that the state’s use of his text messages on the dealer’s phone violated Washington State’s privacy act. Find Out More…    Sheriff Joe Arpaio Denies Racial …

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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Workers Serve NYC Pizzeria With Class Action Suit

More than 100 current and former employees of a hip Manhattan pizzeria have been certified as a class in their lawsuit alleging unpaid wages and improper record keeping. Marcel Mendez, the named plaintiff in the class action, was a delivery person for Adrianne’s Pizza Bar from 2006 through 2011. He alleges that from the time of his employment through 2010, he worked long hours at a fixed salary of between $325.50 and $375.50, often working up to 72 hours per …

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Posted 5 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Non-Citizens in LGBT Marriages Avoid Deportation

Immigrants who are part of stable, same-sex couples in the United States will face a lower chance of deportation if the policies of the Department of Homeland Security and the Obama administration are actually written down. Immigration policy promoted by the Obama Administration would devote fewer resources to sniffing out immigrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are married to U.S. citizens. Now, prompted by Democratic lawmakers, DHS is being asked to put that policy into official regulations, …

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