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Sanctuary Cities Defend Themselves to the Justice Department

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Certain cities and jurisdictions (including New York) labeled “sanctuary” cities have been accused by the Trump administration of violating federal immigration statutes and interfering with the federal government’s initiative in removing “criminal” illegal immigrants from the country. As a result, the Justice Department has warned these cities, counties, and states that they risked losing… Read More »


How We Define “Criminal”

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The New York Times featured an interesting article on May 1 questioning the concept of who is considered to be a criminal, and how the answer to this question often depends upon the political agenda of whoever is in charge in the moment. In sum, the article puts forth the argument that the current… Read More »


Police Immunity & the Connection to Wrongful Convictions

By Phillip J. Murphy |

What constitutes excessive use of force, and how is it connected to police immunity? Holding police officers civilly liable for police misconduct is important, but it is also important to know when police officers, as government officers, can raise immunity as a defense. Ultimately, police abuse is directly connected to other elements of the… Read More »


New York Agrees To Pay $75 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Illegal Summonses Lacking Probable Cause

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On January 23rd, New York City’s Law Department agreed to pay $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the city’s Police Department of issuing close to one million criminal summons which were without any legal justification over the course of eight years (thus far). Specifically, a federal judge found that “probable cause… Read More »

Fake News Feeds Falsely Accusing Innocent Citizens of Committing Serious Crimes

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Many people – some of them business owners—have recently found themselves caught in the middle of a fake news storm, where they are (slanderously) accused of various serious crimes, such as being involved in child abuse rings. Specifically, it appears that they were targeted for  fabricated conspiracy theories as a result of supporting one… Read More »

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