Headlines for March 22, 2018

Austin Police Name Serial Bombing Suspect, Cite Video Confession, Congress to Vote on $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Without DACA Protections, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes over Data Privacy Scandal, AG Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Drug Cases, Israel: Palestinian Teenager Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8-Month Term, Journalists Who Covered Massacre of Rohingya Mark 100th Day in Burmese Jail, Nigeria: Most of Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirls Freed, Peru: President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Resigns Ahead of Trial, Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates Amid Rising Wages, Fox News Analyst Quits, Calls Network a Propaganda Machine for Trump, WaPo: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine, Arizona Police Release Video Showing Fatal Crash of Self-Driving Uber, NYC Cabbie Who Blamed Uber, Lyft for Financial Woes Commits Suicide, Sacramento, CA: Video Shows Officers Killing Stephon Clark in His Backyard, Mississippi Governor Names Cindy Hyde-Smith to Fill U.S. Senate Seat, New York to Probe Jared Kushner’s Company over Falsified Documents

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Town leaders honor Confederate flag

Tombstone, formed 13 years after the Civil War ended, opened its city streets to a parade of Confederate flags in the first week of March, bringing criticism that racism is alive and well in town. Much to the chagrin of local African-Americans and advocacy organizations, nearly 20 Confederate enthusiasts took to the streets, stars and […]

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Court dismisses Salt River Project v. Tesla Energy Operations

Court dismisses Salt River Project v. Tesla Energy OperationsToday the Supreme Court dismissed Salt River Project v. Tesla Energy Operations Inc. at the request of the parties. The Supreme Court had granted certiorari in this case on the question of whether a district-court order denying antitrust state-action immunity may be appealed immediately, or only after a final judgment. The court initially set the […]

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Petition of the day

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: Dassey v. Dittmann 17-1172 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case. This listing occurs without regard to the likelihood that certiorari will be granted. Issue: Whether the Wisconsin Court of Appeals unreasonably applied the Supreme […]

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Legislator claims mass murderer ‘Did not kill all of those people’

PHOENIX — The Arizona State Senate is poised to permit the construction of a monument to a footnote in Arizona history named for the man who orchestrated one of the worst mass killings in the American Southwest — to be built next to a memorial for the Armenian Genocide. The bill is called HB 2509 […]

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