Category Archives: Current Events

IRS processes and procedures to authenticate e-Service users do not comply with Federal Government information security standards


Report:
Transcript Delivery System Authentication and Authorization Processes Do Not
Adequately Protect Against Unauthorized Release of Tax Information
Inspector General for Tax Administration,
U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Special Counsels, Independent Counsels, and Special Prosecutors: Legal Authority and Limitations on Independent Executive Investigations


Report:
Special Counsels, Independent Counsels, and Special Prosecutors:
Legal Authority and Limitations on Independent Executive Investigations
Cynthia Brown, Legislative Attorney
Jared P. Cole, Legislative Attorney

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Immigration and Nationality Act’s residual clause defining violent felony for the purposes of alien removal is unconstitutionally vague


Opinion:
JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS,
ATTORNEY GENERAL
v.
JAMES GARCIA DIMAYA

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Massachusetts law banning civilian possession of stun guns ruled unconstitutional


Opinion:
JORGE RAMIREZ
v.
COMMONWEALTH

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Scholars or Spies: Foreign Plots Targeting America’s Research and Development

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A Report of Investigation of Certain Allegations Relating to Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe


Report:
A Report of Investigation of Certain
Allegations Relating to Former FBI
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
Office of Inspector General,
U.S. Department of Justice

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To convict under the Omnibus Clause of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS must prove a defendant knew they were the target of a particular investigation or audit


Opinion:
CARLO J. MARINELLO, II
v.
UNITED STATES

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Falsehood spreads online significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than truth, especially when political in nature


Report:
The Spread of True and False News Online
Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, and Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy


Report:
The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy
Executive Office of the President of the United States,
Council of Economic Advisers

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ICE did not follow federal procurement guidelines when contracting for detention services


Report:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Did Not Follow Federal
Procurement Guidelines When Contracting for Detention Services
Office of Inspector General,
Department of Homeland Security

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