How Does Brown v. Board of Education Affect My Child’s Schooling?

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark Supreme Court case in which the Court unanimously determined in 1954 that the segregation of public schools was inherently unequal, and therefore unconstitutional. The rationale was that allowing segregation of the races in public education would automatically translate to African-Americans not having access to the same educational… Read More

What Is Money Laundering?

In its simplest and most common definition, money laundering is the practice of taking funds gained from illicit activities and running them through a series of transactions to make them look like they came from legitimate sources. In other words, it’s the process of making “dirty” money look “clean” (hence the term ‘laundering’). In a… Read More

What is Welfare Fraud?

Government public assistance, or welfare, is available in this country to people who demonstrate a need based on financial situation. If you lie about your income in order to receive benefits, fail to report all your income, or fail to report changes to your income, you may be accused of welfare fraud. The biggest difference… Read More

Twitter Files Suit Against FBI and Department of Justice

On October 7, social media giant Twitter sued the federal government—specifically, the Department of Justice and the FBI—claiming a violation of their First Amendment rights in refusing to permit the company to publish a “Transparency Report” for the benefit of their account holders. The dispute centers around two surveillance laws—the Stored Communications Act (Section 2709)… Read More