Justice Department Finds that Pennsylvania Courts Discriminated Against People with Opioid Use Disorder

The Justice Department found that the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, through the actions of its component courts, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting or limiting the use of disability-related medication to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) by individuals under court supervision.

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Violent Threats to Maryland Doctor Who Had Been a Vocal Advocate of the Covid-19 Vaccine

Scott Eli Harris, 51, of Aubrey, Texas, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of willfully transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure a Maryland doctor who had been a vocal proponent of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Two Oklahoma Men Indicted for Hate Crimes

The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Oklahoma returned a two-count indictment charging two men with committing hate crimes

Sex Trafficker Leader Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping in Relation to Sex Trafficking Scheme

Joshua Lankford, aka “20-20,” aka “Light Bright,” aka “Yellow,” 33, of Manchester, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to kidnapping in relation to a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Maine Man Indicted for Hate Crime Offenses Relating to Arson of Massachusetts Predominately Black Church

A Maine man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Massachusetts, in connection with the Dec. 28, 2020, fire that destroyed a predominately Black church in Springfield.

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Federal Hate Crime Targeting Black Man

The Justice Department announced today that Colton Donner, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court to threatening an African American man with a knife because of the man’s race, and in order to intimidate and interfere with the man’s right to fair housing.