August 15, 2020

GOOD: USDOT Sued For Failure to Enforce Federal Law and Prevent Highway Protests. “Many truckers continue to fume about those who are staging protests along major U.S. roadways and why local, state and federal law enforcement officials aren’t doing more to prevent them. The demonstrations have led to multiple deaths and injuries as well as extended delays for motorists and truckers along those routes. A much discussed federal law known as the Hobbs Act makes it a crime punishable by up to 20 years in jail to obstruct, delay or affect commerce by robbery or extortion or threaten physical violence to any person engaged in interstate commerce. The SBTC is now suing the USDOT for not enforcing the Hobbs Act.”

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