Abortion law order triggers Judiciary panel probe of Supreme Court’s ‘shadow-docket’

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will examine the Supreme Court’s abuse of its “shadow-docket,” in the wake of its order permitting Texas’s extreme new abortion restrictions to take effect this week, which has led to expressions of outrage over such a cruel Texas government action and dismay at the judiciary’s complicity in snubbing the ConstitutionContinue reading “Abortion law order triggers Judiciary panel probe of Supreme Court’s ‘shadow-docket’”

Afghan refugees subjected to deplorable conditions at Fort Bliss

No longer facing the threat of the Taliban, 3,300 Afghan refugees now temporarily living at Fort Bliss in Texas face a new challenge. The living conditions appear filthy. Images from the bathrooms and showers refugees at Fort Bliss are using revealed much of it is rusted. The floors are muddy. There are flies all overContinue reading “Afghan refugees subjected to deplorable conditions at Fort Bliss”

Arizona activist says Trump duped her

One of Arizona’s top Stop the Steal activists is an aspiring lawyer and Republican activist who came to the realization that the only conspiracy is the organized effort to promote former President Donald Trump’s to spread the lie that his loss was the result of fraud. Staci Burk, the former president of Gilbert Public Schools,Continue reading “Arizona activist says Trump duped her”

UN experts say Iran must halt imminent execution of Kurdish prisoner

A team of UN human rights experts have appealed to Iran to halt the imminent execution of Iranian Kurdish prisoner Heidar Ghorbani and repeal his death sentence amid serious concerns that he did not receive a fair trial and was tortured during pre-trial detention. “The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of Heidar GhorbaniContinue reading “UN experts say Iran must halt imminent execution of Kurdish prisoner”

Supreme Court tied Biden’s hands on eviction moratoriums but Congress is not helping

President Joe Biden’s bid to placate progressive members of his party by extending a moratorium on evictions has crumbled following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling declaring the executive branch action unconstitutional. Courts in some states quickly followed with orders for sheriffs to resume evictions of tenants who are long overdue paying their rent, leaving partContinue reading “Supreme Court tied Biden’s hands on eviction moratoriums but Congress is not helping”

Some airlines push employees to get vaccine

Delta Air Lines is taking action to combat the Delta variant that has caused a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations around the country, but United Airlines is alone in setting truly sky-high standards to prevent new infections of the aggressively contagious disease. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told employees that they must pay a $200Continue reading “Some airlines push employees to get vaccine”

Deluge of devastating disasters documented

Water-related hazards dominate the list of disasters in terms of both the human and economic toll over the past 50 years, according to a comprehensive analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Of the top 10 disasters, the hazards that led to the largest human losses during the period have been droughts (650,000 deaths), stormsContinue reading “Deluge of devastating disasters documented”

Gavin Grimm $1.3 million for legal fees in landmark transgender lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that the Gloucester County School Board will be ordered to pay over $1.3 million in attorney’s fees and costs requested in Gavin Grimm’s discrimination case. Gavin Grimm sued his school board for excluding him the restrooms any other boy in his school would use — simply because heContinue reading “Gavin Grimm $1.3 million for legal fees in landmark transgender lawsuit”

Lawmakers want federal eviction moratorium extended for the duration of the pandemic

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), led over 60 of their House colleagues in writing to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer imploring them to swiftly pass legislation to extend the federal eviction moratorium for the duration of the pandemic. The lawmakers’ letter follows theContinue reading “Lawmakers want federal eviction moratorium extended for the duration of the pandemic”

Bipartisan group says Trump meant to incite violence

States United Democracy Center joined Jared Holt, resident fellow of the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) at the Atlantic Council, to file an amicus brief in federal court in Washington, D.C., supporting three cases that allege that then-President Donald J. Trump intended his supporters to violently disrupt Congress’ count of the Electoral votes on JanuaryContinue reading “Bipartisan group says Trump meant to incite violence”

What the US Didn’t Learn in Afghanistan, According to the Government’s Own Inspector General

by Megan Rose | ProPublica The chaotic collapse of the Afghan military in recent months made starkly clear that the $83 billion U.S. taxpayers spent to create and fund those security forces achieved little. But a new report this week by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction also reveals the depths of failure of theContinue reading “What the US Didn’t Learn in Afghanistan, According to the Government’s Own Inspector General”

Strange history of Black Hebrew Israelites tied to Jersey City murders

By Mark Potok  The apparent anti-Semitic multiple murder of four people and the subsequent deaths of the two attackers in a Jersey City, resulted in reports that the slaughter appears to be linked to a black supremacist doctrine. Mayor Steven Fulop had already said that the kosher grocery store where most of the shooting took placeContinue reading “Strange history of Black Hebrew Israelites tied to Jersey City murders”