Cops as Caretakers

Hannah Barlow – Oct. 10, 2017

In August, the Sixth Circuit upheld a crucial rule forgiving cops for acting like humans.

In U.S. v. Lewis, an office responded to a call at a Wal-Mart in Lexington, Kentucky, about an intoxicated woman stumbling around the parking lot. When the officer asked if she were alone, she indicated that her boyfriend was in a truck in the parking lot. Lewis, the boyfriend, was asleep in the truck on the passenger side. To wake the sleeping Lewis and ask whether he would be okay to drive his intoxicated girlfriend home, the officer opened the passenger side door, to which Lewis startled awake and threw a baggy into the back of the vehicle[…]

Senator Paul Goes to Court

Greg Dick – Sept. 5, 2017

 

As Congress returns from its annual August recess and looks to tackle tax reform, the Sixth Circuit recently decided a case that involved taxes, bank regulations, and a sitting U.S. Senator as a plaintiff.

In Crawford v. U.S Department of Treasury, Senator Rand Paul (R-K.Y.) and six current or former U.S. citizens living abroad challenged the constitutionality of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), several related intergovernmental agreements (IGAs), and the Bank Secrecy Act’s foreign bank account reporting requirement (FBAR)[…]