Cyber law coming out of the Netherlands, use of force law coming out of Germany, and a range of other issues we covered this week, including FISA Court's 702 surveillance opinions, impeachment, Turkey's Syria operation, and more.
His research shows that, since 2014, across the country, there have been no more than 200 prosecutions for alleged violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324a, the law that makes hiring undocumented immigrants illegal.
As a comparison:
"When I served on the bench, I assisted in the McAllen Division and handled more than 200 prosecutions for illegal reentry in less than two weeks," Owsley writes.
“President Trump and his personal attorney appear to have increased pressure on the Ukrainian government and its justice system in service of President Trump’s reelection campaign." -- @RepEliotEngel@RepAdamSchiff@RepCummings in letters to WH & State.
.@violagienger notes "It was the widely known & publicly espoused position of the USG, across a half dozen agencies, that the prosecutor’s ouster was among crucial anti-corruption measures the Ukrainian government needed to take to move forward economically and politically."
Neither government has released the text of the agreement.
A leaked version of the document does NOT say that the deported person must have previously been present in Guatemala to be transferred there.
This makes the deal seem more like the "arrangements made by Australia to transfer asylum seekers to the impoverished island nation of Nauru, than it does sound anything like the relatively equal relationship between Safe Third Country partners."
Pardons and military justice
European Union Parliamentary elections
Question: “What if the government’s case against Julian Assange is based primarily – and let’s say for the sake of analysis, exclusively – on allegations that he was directly involved in procuring classified information?...”
A: “If the government’s claim against Assange is not about publication or retention of national security information, but instead looks more like a solicitation or conspiracy claim...that might provide a thin-enough reed on which to rest a prosecution without crossing the line..”