City of Lawrence moves excessive-force lawsuit against police department to federal court

The City of Lawrence has moved an excessive-force case involving its police department to federal court and requested that the case go to trial.

Last month, a motorist who was shot by police after a traffic stop turned violent filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court claiming that police used excessive force against him and that the city failed to properly train its officers. On Wednesday, attorneys representing the city moved the case to the United States District Court of Kansas City, Kan., and requested a trial by jury.

AG Derek Schmidt speaks out against legality of new Kansas tax policy

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Attorney General Derek Schmidt spoke out against the legality of the Kansas online sales tax policy that will go into effect on Tuesday.

Out-of-state and online businesses were told that starting Oct. 1, they need to collect Kansas state and local sales taxes anytime someone from Kansas makes a purchase.

On Monday, Attorney General Derek Schmidt declared that Governor Laura Kelly lacks the legal authority to impose such a rule.

Why is India allergic to ambitious free trade agreements?

India belongs to the caste of the world’s foremost emerging economies, the BRICS. But, because of its allergy to join any free trade agreement that is ambitious, India is an outcast among the BRICS. This allergy prevents India from achieving what both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump could rightly call “the deal of the century” – an Indo-American FTA.

China at 70: The Chinese Communist Party's ideological contradictions

The first day of October matters for a reason more profound than it marks the scheduled increase from 25 percent to 30 percent in tariffs the U.S. levies on Chinese merchandise in the 18-month long U.S.-China Trade War. On Oct. 1, 2019, the Chinese Communist Party celebrates seven decades of rule over Mainland China, including since July 1, 1997, over Hong Kong.

A group of Harvard law students is trying to get rid of mandatory arbitration clauses

If you attended Venable’s Washington, D.C., summer recruiting reception for law students in June or DLA Piper’s Boston associate recruiting event in March, someone may have handed you a flyer on the way in about the big firm’s mandate that staff and associates sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.

Could Donald Trump force US firms out of China? Pretty much

To hear President Donald Trump, trade talks with China may have a new breath of life. At the G-7 meeting in France, Trump said, "We’ll see what happens, but I think we’re going to make a deal."

Trump has said before that a deal was imminent, only to see negotiations unravel, but this comment comes after he hinted he would ratchet up the U.S.-China trade war.

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