In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected

After a grueling selection process, opening statements in the case against three white men accused of chasing down and killing Mr. Arbery are expected to begin on Friday. After a grueling process that lasted two and a half weeks, a jury was selected on Wednesday in the trial of the three white men accused ofContinue reading “In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected”

Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Bristle at SCOTUS Refusal to Take Up Case on Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court: ‘If These Matters Are Not Worthy of Our Time, What Is?’

Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch were unlikely allies Monday as they issued a dissenting statement from the high court’s denial of certiorari in a case demanding transparency over the proceedings conducted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) — the judicial body that oversees covert operations conducted by the U.S. intelligence agencies. A 2016 lawsuit filed by the American CivilContinue reading “Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Bristle at SCOTUS Refusal to Take Up Case on Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court: ‘If These Matters Are Not Worthy of Our Time, What Is?’”

EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News

In breaking news from Brussels, the European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay one million euros a day over a legal dispute with the bloc. The European Court of Justice says Warsaw failed to heed an earlier EU ruling that demanded changes to some of Poland’s judicial reforms. The EU decision in JulyContinue reading “EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News”

Lebanon tensions test Hezbollah-Aoun alliance

Aoun, Hezbollah diverge over port blast probe Geagea wins Christian sympathy over Beirut violence-analysts Christian seats are main battleground in 2022 vote Worsening sectarian tensions in Lebanon are testing an alliance between Shi’ite Hezbollah and its Christian ally President Michel Aoun, who may lose ground to their rivals as they step up opposition to theContinue reading “Lebanon tensions test Hezbollah-Aoun alliance”

Lebanon: Deadly chaos erupts during Beirut blast probe – WION

Armed clashes have broken out in Beirut during a protest, people were seen protesting against the lead judge who was investigating the last year’s massive blast in the city’s port.

Brett Kavanaugh: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2018)

John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.

Supreme Court approval drops to historic low of 40%

Survey conducted as court refused to block new Texas abortion law The US Supreme Court’s approval rating has dropped to a historic low of just 40 per cent, according to a new poll. America’s highest court is disapproved of by 53 per cent of respondents, says the September poll conducted by Gallup. Since 2001 the court’s approval rating hadContinue reading “Supreme Court approval drops to historic low of 40%”

How The United States Ended Up With Two Right-Wing Parties – Second Though

We hear a lot about the Democrats being “the radical left.” Most of us know this obviously isn’t the case, but what many Americans don’t realize is that the Democrats should not be considered left-wing at all. In this episode we’re exploring the ratchet effect and the long rightward shift of the Democratic Party.

Republican Judge Dies by Suicide Before FBI Could Arrest Him for Allegedly Using Hidden Camera to Sexually Exploit Children

A Maryland man and now-former judge killed himself just as FBI agents were closing in on him outside his home on Friday morning. Jonathan G. Newell, 50, was wanted on suspicion of sexually exploiting several children. On Thursday, federal charges were filed against him in Maryland. The next day, Newell was found dead. “This morningContinue reading “Republican Judge Dies by Suicide Before FBI Could Arrest Him for Allegedly Using Hidden Camera to Sexually Exploit Children”

Poland backs down in row with EU over disciplining judges

Warsaw says it will shut down supreme court chamber that Brussels says is a breach of EU law Poland has told the European Union it will shut down a chamber at its supreme court devoted to disciplining judges, an issue that has been at the heart of a dispute between Warsaw and Brussels. The Polish government saidContinue reading “Poland backs down in row with EU over disciplining judges”

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