domestic violence

Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban for Domestic Violence Perpetrators

  On Monday, June 27 th, the Supreme Court upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from owning guns. This case involved two Maine men who argued that their guilty pleas for abusing their partners should not disqualify them from owning gun(s). They had both been convicted of breaking federal […]

timber trafficking Lacey Act

Lumber Company Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

“Virginia-based hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Inc. was sentenced today in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, and will pay more than $13 million in criminal fines, community service and forfeited assets related to its illegal importation of hardwood flooring, much of which was manufactured in China from timber that had been illegally logged in far eastern Russia, in the […]