Muslim Call to Prayer Approved in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is the first large city in the US to allow the Islamic call to prayer to be broadcast publicly. So far only one mosque is doing so, three times a day. But after consulting with neighbors more plan to start their own. (June 1) (AP video: Jessie Wardarski)news.yahoo.com
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) launches an absurd attack against Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke over abortion.
While on the campaign trail, Governor Greg Abbot (R-TX) slammed gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) for O’Rourke’s stand on abortion, alleging O’Rourke “believes that a fully developed a baby, just seconds away from delivery, can still be aborted and killed.” Abbot delivered his inflammatory remarks in the wake of O’Rourke’s pro-choice rally in Houston. O’Rourke held the rally in support of abortion rights following the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion signaling the Court would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark court case that established a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion.news.yahoo.com
Trump ‘more likely than not’ committed crime in trying to block confirmation of Biden’s win, judge says
The determination came in a ruling addressing sensitive documents that Trump ally and conservative lawyer John Eastman had resisted turning over to the congressional Jan. 6 committee.washingtonpost.com
Court knocks judge, suggests he's in 'wrong line of work'
A maverick judge in Michigan known for ripping into criminal defendants is catching criticism again from a higher court. The Michigan Court of Appeals suggested Jackson County Judge John McBain is ripe for a misconduct investigation for how he handled the sentencing of a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend on Valentine's Day 2015. “If a trial judge is unable to follow the law as determined by a higher appellate court, the trial judge is in the wrong line of work,” the appeals court said in a 3-0 opinion Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court denies abortion providers’ request to return Texas case to judge who blocked state’s six-week ban
The court’s liberal justices issued fiery dissents saying it had become complicit in establishing an “unconstitutional chill on abortion care,” and calling the handling of the case “a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies.”washingtonpost.com
NorthShore may take action against workers with religious objections to COVID-19 vaccine mandate as case is underway, judge decides
Fourteen NorthShore employees are suing the hospital system alleging NorthShore won’t let them keep their jobs because of their religious objections to getting COVID-19 vaccines.chicagotribune.com
'X-Men: The Animated Series' Jubilee voice actor says character should be played by an AAPI in reboot
The original voice actress for the ‘90s "X-Men: The Animated Series" will not be returning to reprise her role as X-Men member Jubilee in the reboot. Petitions: On June 19, 2020, fan Stuart Green tweeted that he started a petition to ask Disney and Marvel to bring back the animated series. Close to 900 fans rallied together to support it, reportedly including Alyson Court, the original voice actress for the energy-blasting Jubilee.news.yahoo.com
Plea deal criticized after man arrested in woman's slaying
The mayor of a northern Italian city is calling for stiffer laws to protect women after the slaying of a woman allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, who had recently received a plea deal for repeatedly stalking her after their breakupwashingtonpost.com
Michael Brown requests a jury trial, has trial postponed during virtual court appearance
The two takeaways from Tuesday’s hearing are that Michael Brown’s trial is pushed back more than three months and he’s requesting a jury trial. He was on the run for 18 days, leading authorities on a nationwide manhunt that spanned from Franklin County to Clarendon County, S.C. to Roanoke. He was eventually arrested at his mother’s Franklin County home, where he allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend, Rodney Brown, on Nov. 9, 2019. His trial was originally set for mid-December; however, the court submitted plans to try to make that happen amidst ongoing COVID restrictions, but those were denied. As as far as the second piece, the push for a jury trial, Caldwell-Bono explained, “I trust Juries.
Woman charged in attempted kidnap of Joe Montana grandchild
Sodsai Dalzell appears in court for an arraignment Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Dalzell is charged with attempted kidnapping of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana's granddaughter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)
Judge rejects House Dems' request to fast-track Trump tax return case
CNN video(CNN) - A federal judge on Thursday denied an attempt by House Democrats to fast-track its attempt to force the Treasury Department and IRS to release President Donald Trump's tax returns. The ruling from Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington, DC, does not stop the lawsuit by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee, which continues to move ahead with filings due in September. House Democrats are also trying other legal ways to obtain the documents. The Court does not fault the Committee for its time and efforts negotiating with the Administration before suing, but it is not clear why only now the Committee asks for expedited consideration of this matter," McFadden wrote Thursday. "It may be appropriate to expedite this matter at some point, but not now," he added.
Court documents show bloody sledgehammer, rifle found at scene of Pittsylvania County triple murder
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - Court documents have revealed new details surrounding the Pittsylvania County triple murder earlier this week. On Tuesday, a woman referred to in a criminal complaint as "Ms. Jefferson" told officers that Matthew Bernard came to her house, punched her in the arm then ran away. Jefferson told authorities that shortly after he punched her, she heard multiple gunshots coming from his house next door, 1949 Keeling Drive. Authorities say Jefferson then drove to the house, where she found a body lying in the driveway. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office found a woman dead in the driveway of the home as well as a woman and a baby dead inside the home.