Churches key to combating slavery across the world
Caroline Wyatt, BBC News
The Catholic Church’s role and that of other churches in the UK and abroad is often a practical one, with some helping uncover victims, and then giving them practical support via charities offering safe houses and legal advice.
Vatican probe ends with an olive branch for American nuns
John L. Allen Jr., Crux
An unprecedented and highly controversial Vatican investigation of every community of Catholic sisters in the United States that began with criticism of nuns as having a “secular mentality” ended Tuesday with a report full of praise, and without any disciplinary measures or new controls.
Judge declares Obama immigration action unconstitutional
Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
President Barack Obama’s new plan to ease the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge found on Tuesday, handing down the first legal ruling against the plan.
Police can use evidence seized during mistaken traffic stops, Supreme Court rules
Sam Hananel, Associated Press
Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.