Seditious Conspiracy Charge Against Jan. 6 Rioters Face First Amendment Hurdle

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The seditious-conspiracy charges filed against Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers militia, along with 10 other defendants, opens a new and significant chapter in the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Can the U.S. Department of Justice clear the First Amendment hurdle. If any case fits the seditious-conspiracy crime, perhaps this is it, law professor Timothy Wicks writes.

Mental Health Experts: Raise Age of Children Locked in Hinds Juvenile Justice Center

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Children at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center were abused, a lawsuit filed in 2011 alleged, which led to a federal consent decree forcing Hinds County to make changes to its operations. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball is holding a hearing in his chambers today concerning the settlement that Southern Poverty Law Center and Disability Rights Mississippi reached with the county. The Zoom hearing, which is closed to the public, is part of an ongoing federal court supervision of the settlement agreement’s implementation.