Florida’s ban on critical race theory for schools and workplace training is under legal scrutiny Tuesday. A federal judge is now mulling whether to put the new law on hold ahead of its effective date next month.
DOJ snaps back at Bannon asking to delay criminal contempt trial over January 6 hearings' publicity, says that he has 'barely been mentioned'
"The Defendant's motion gives the false impression ... that all of the Committee's hearings and media coverage is about him," DOJ lawyers said Friday.
- The Hill
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who sits on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, said she is “surprised” by federal prosecutors’ reactions to testimony given before the panel this week by Cassidy Hutchinson, who previously served as an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. During an appearance…
- Fox News
Maryland, Virginia govs respond to letter from Supreme Court marshal calling on them to protect justices
The governors of Virginia and Maryland have responded to a letter from the Supreme Court's top-ranking security official calling on them to protect the homes of justices.
- The Hill
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, said on Sunday that new witnesses have come forward since Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the committee publicly last week. “This happens every day,” Kinzinger told CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash. “Every day we get…
Nearly 850,000 people signed a petition demanding that Justice Clarence Thomas should be booted from the Supreme Court following Roe v. Wade ruling
The petition created by Move On, an advocacy group, has just over 840,000 signatures as of Saturday morning.
- Business Insider
Police say the repeal of Indiana's handgun permit law means someone openly carrying a gun can be on a sidewalk eyeing a school but cops can't legally ask them what they're doing
House Bill 1077 repealed a requirement that handgun owners register for a license to carry permit in the state of Indiana.
- The Hill
The Justice Department (DOJ) has issued subpoenas to two Arizona state senators seeking information about interactions they may have had with former President Trump’s lawyers as part of the department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, multiple outlets reported. Kim Quintero, a spokeswoman for Arizona Senate Republicans, confirmed to…
- Springfield News-Leader
The Nixa Republican was found guilty of 22 federal charges by a jury last week.
- The Hill
More than 700,000 people have signed a petition calling for Justice Clarence Thomas to be impeached following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The petition, made by the liberal advocacy group MoveOn, was created after the Supreme Court overturned Roe in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and while controversy swirls…
Minnesota legalizes cannabis edibles — surprising some Republicans who voted for it: 'I thought we were doing a technical fix'
Lawmakers passed a bill to regulate less potent delta-8 edibles and in the process legalized products containing up to 5 mg of delta-9 THC.
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A Fulton County Superior Court judge ruled Georgia lawmakers will have to testify before a special purpose grand jury investigating potential criminal interference in the 2020 elections, but he limited how much testimony they have to give.
In one of his first legislative acts, newly-inaugurated Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has vetoed a bill sponsored by his lawmaker sister that would have created a special economic zone north of the capital, the presidential office said on Saturday. Marcos, 64, who took office on June 30 after winning the May election by a landslide, has inherited over $200 billion in government debt driven by his predecessor's pandemic response and the impact on the economy. "Fiscal prudence must be exercised particularly at times when resources are scarce and the needs are abundant," Marcos said in a letter on Friday addressed to Congress.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s top security officer has asked Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enforce laws barring picketing outside the Maryland homes of high court justices, saying protests and “threatening activity” have increased. Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley made the request in a July 1 letter to Hogan, noting that Maryland law prohibits people from intentionally assembling “in a manner that disrupts a person’s right to tranquility in the person’s home.” “I am writing to request that the Maryland State Police, in conjunction with local authorities as appropriate, enforce laws prohibiting picketing outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who live in Maryland,” Curley told Hogan, according to a copy of the letter posted on the Fox News website.
Baltimore cops used a police helicopter to order swimmers out of a city pool. A city councilman called the incident 'totally excessive.'
"While I do worry about the safety of children swimming at night without a lifeguard, this ain't it. Totally excessive," the city council member said.
- USA TODAY
Exclusive: Email shows Biden was set to nominate anti-abortion GOP judge on day of Supreme Court Roe ruling
Kentucky Democrats told the USA TODAY Network that the plan to nominate the GOP judge was part of a secret deal between Biden and Mitch McConnell.
- Delaware Online | The News Journal
Gov. John Carney questioned how McGuiness could stay in office – but he did not directly call for her resignation or removal from office.
The Supreme Court shows how 'minority rule' is a problem in the US, and its Roe decision was a 'blow for the rule of law,' experts say
"The really problematic contemporary force here, in my view, is the Republican party," Sheri Berman, a democracy expert at Barnard College, told Insider
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed a permanent COVID-19 vaccination condition for state employees, according to a new directive from Inslee. “I am directing a permanent COVID-19 vaccination condition of employment requirement,” Inslee said in the letter. The directive orders that all new state employees must be vaccinated, including any additional doses or boosters, as directed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Associated Press
Cybersecurity experts say the California Department of Justice apparently failed to follow basic security procedures on its website, exposing the personal information of potentially hundreds of thousands of gun owners. The website was designed to only show general data about the number and location of concealed carry gun permits, broken down by year and county. Katie Moussouris, founder and CEO of Luta Security, said there should have been access controls to make sure the information stayed out of the reach of unwanted parties, and the sensitive data should have been encrypted so it would have been unusable.