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Following several years of effort and months of negotiation to earn the support of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act this morning.
A trio of high-profile events last week – the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, the state dinner of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting in New York – required a massive security operation and tested the limits of federal law enforcement and homeland security agencies and personnel.
The government may retain computer evidence obtained outside the scope of an original, probable-cause search warrant and prosecute people for crimes based on that evidence, the Justice Department argued this week before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, sitting en banc.
One of the world’s largest fertilizer manufacturers, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC, has reached a settlement with the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the proper treatment, storage, and disposal of an estimated 60 billion pounds hazardous materials at six Mosaic facilities in Florida and two in Louisiana.