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    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s colleagues greeted the news of his retirement with remembrances and well-wishes. Here are some excerpts from what his colleagues wrote about him and his wife Joanna in statements released by the court: CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS His pragmatism, encyclopedic knowledge, and varied government experience have enriched the Court’s deliberations. And...
    Harris County Sheriff Xavier Howard. Xavier Howard is a Houston man accused of strangling his mother-in-law and then setting his house on fire, with his young daughters inside, to cover up her murder, police say. Howard and his daughters were hospitalized after the fire, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He was...
    The Iowa Republican once thanked police officers for defending the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Times have changed. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) endorsed a constituent's claim a debunked conspiracy theory that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection that took...
    A liberal Harvard University law expert stood by his past claims that a vice president cannot break Senate ties on judicial nominations, which, if upheld, could complicate the confirmation of Joe Biden's looming Supreme Court pick. Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School professor emeritus, has questioned whether the vice president, while acting as the president of...
    Republicans tried to repeal the health care law, which would have led to a loss of coverage for millions. The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced that 14.5 million Americans have signed up to get health insurance coverage through Affordable Care Act insurance...
    A group of 25 Republican attorneys general has urged the Supreme Court to review a challenge brought by gun rights advocates against Maryland’s assault weapons ban.  The GOP officials’ request, which came in court papers filed Wednesday, asked the court to agree to hear the challengers’ appeal after losing in the lower federal courts.  At...
    A court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of Ethan Crumbley is likely after his attorney filed a notice of insanity defense Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court. Attorney Paulette Loftin said it’s important to note that her filing is not an insanity plea but rather an assertion preceding her next filing — a request for evaluation at the...
    A FED-UP fiancée took matters into her own hands regarding her nosy mother-in-law.  She claimed to play a “silly” trick on her to stop her from snooping through her belongings, but it made her fiancé and future mother-in-law super upset. 3A woman's future mother-in-law was being quite nosy around her house, so she played a...
    President Joe Biden reaffirmed his vow to name the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, in his first remarks acknowledging Justice Stephen Breyer’s intention to retire from the nation’s highest court. “I've made no decision except one: The person I nominate will be someone of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity,”...
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich reacted Thursday on "The Faulkner Focus" to video footage of illegal migrants being released into the United States by I.C.E.  LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FLYING MIGRANTS TO SUBURBAN NY: 'BETRAYING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE' MARK BRNOVICH: My first reaction is outrage. You know I’m a first-generation American and this is...
    A former New York official is speaking out, accusing the Biden administration of "breaking the law" after bombshell footage was released depicting overnight flights releasing migrants into the Empire State.  LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FLYING MIGRANTS TO SUBURBAN NY: ‘BETRAYING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’ Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who obtained the video through...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Airports across the state will get millions from the Biden Administration’s infrastructure law to make long-overdue safety improvements and technology upgrades. LAX, one of the largest and busiest airports in the nation will get $79 million, and Burbank Airport will receive close to $8 million. Van Nuys Airport is getting a...
    Washington (CNN)A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here.As President Joe Biden reaffirms his commitment to nominate the first Black woman to the US Supreme Court, it makes sense to revisit the life and work of another Black woman...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to make his first nomination to the high court. It’s also a chance for Biden to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to be a justice. Some things to know about the women seen as leading...
    The question of criminal intent underlying Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election was analyzed in a new column by former Deputy Attorney General Harry Litman. "Many experts doubt the ultimate ability of the criminal justice system to convict Donald Trump because it’s possible he really believed he’d won the election," Litman wrote in...
    The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) endorsed Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) in his bid for reelection on Wednesday, asserting the Republican has “always had our back.” Stephan Dembinsky, FPCA President and Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department director, made the announcement this week. “The Florida Police Chiefs Association is proud to support an extraordinary public servant...
    The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday will vote on President BidenJoe BidenNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Overnight Defense & National Security — US delivers written response to Russia MORE’s nominees to fill spots at the Federal Communications Commission...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A House panel is scheduled Thursday to consider a controversial proposal that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The proposal (HB 5), sponsored by Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, and Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka, R-Fort Myers, will go before the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee after passing...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that 14.5 million Americans got private health insurance for this year under the Obama-era health law, thanks to help from his administration. “Health care should be a right, not a privilege, for all Americans,” Biden said in a statement. “We are making that right a reality for...
    A MUM explained that she was fed up of people laughing at her baby's name so she planned to ban those who didn't like it from seeing him. She said that even her mother-in-law called her chosen moniker "awful". 1The woman explained that she is fed up with people's reactions to her baby's nameCredit:...
                 Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed State Representative Bruce Griffey (R- District 75) in studio to discuss his retirement from the State House, his future aspirations,...
                 Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed State Representative Bruce Griffey (R- District 75) in studio to discuss his retirement from the State House, his future aspirations,...
    A woman has expressed her anger after her blunt father-in-law branded her chosen baby name "dog s***" The anonymous woman, from the UK, took to Reddit, and explained how she had "begged" her husband to keep their favourite moniker a secret until they were confident that it was definitely the name they wanted to use....
                 The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announced this week the appointment of law enforcement veteran William “Chip” Kain to serve in a dual role as the new executive director of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) and as the new executive secretary of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission...
                 Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed State Representative Bruce Griffey (R- District 75) in studio to discuss his retirement from the State House, his future aspirations,...
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has the air of an absent-minded professor, once joking in court that his wife put directions in his pocket to keep him from getting lost. He concocts outlandish hypothetical questions to try to get answers to difficult questions, often to the frustration of lawyers with limited time to make their...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said she wants Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s replacement to be someone “who will consider the impact, the effects of whatever decision-making is on people in our country so that they are not making decisions just based on” the law....
    A huge portion of arrest criminal suspects who were freed from jail, thanks to New York’s “bail reform” law that eliminated bail for a series of crimes, were later rearrested on additional criminal charges, state records reveal. As Breitbart News has chronicled, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the bail reform measures into state law...
    Erika Jayne is responding to a motion from a bankruptcy trustee who asked the reality star to turn over a set of diamond earrings valued at $750,000. The pricey piece of jewelry was a gift from her estranged husband Thomas Girardi, whose law firm was shuttered amid an fraud investigation. The trustee claimed in new...
    The Firearms Policy Coalition also released a statement objecting to the new law. "If San Jose adopts Mayor Liccardo's outrageous and unconstitutional gun control proposals, we will not hesitate to challenge the city's policies in federal litigation and take every possible action to block their enforcement," the organization wrote. Supporters of the...
    WYNCOTE, Pa. (CBS) — A Wyncote man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his wife and mother-in-law. A judge on Wednesday convicted 59-year-old Frederick Clea on two counts of first-degree murder. Clea was immediately sentenced to two life terms in prison. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer Dragged 5 Blocks By...
    Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on April 28, 2021. NBC News has confirmed that Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of this term, paving the way for President Joe Biden to name his successor. Breyer, 83, is one of the three...
    San Jose leaders have taken the monumental step to become the first city in the U.S. to institute new gun laws that require firearm owners to carry insurance and pay an annual fee to reduce gun violence. Within minutes, though, the first legal challenge was filed in federal court. Here’s everything you need to know...
    (CNN)During his nearly three-decade tenure, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has authored a number of important opinions. His style is straightforward, without rhetorical flourish and marked by a tendency toward numbered points. A former law professor, he readily delves into the intricacies of federal statutes. But he also has demonstrated a pragmatism and tried to...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A gun rights group and a gun owner have filed a lawsuit against San Jose for a newly passed ordinance requiring citizens to obtain firearm liability insurance and pay an annual fee.The National Association for Gun Rights and gun owner Mark Sikes sued San Jose in federal court Tuesday after City...
    (CNN) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, setting up a seismic confirmation battle at the start of a midterm election year as President Joe Biden tries to find his footing with his agenda stalled and Democrats divided in Congress. Breyer, 83, is expected to stay on until the end of the court...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota DFL Party will allow people without the right to vote to participate in precinct caucuses, party officials said Wednesday. State Democratic Party Chairman Ken Martin said the move means that felons whose voting rights haven’t been fully restored and immigrants who aren’t U.S. citizens can attend the party...
    A California city has passed the first-of-its-kind gun law that will require gun owners to purchase liability insurance and pay an annual fee on their weapons.  San Jose city council members voted to approve the new law, which requires gun owners to pay about $25 a year as well as administrative costs to the city....
    SAN JOSE (AP) — A gun rights group and a gun owner have filed a lawsuit against a California city for a newly passed ordinance requiring citizens to obtain firearm liability insurance and pay an annual fee. The National Association for Gun Rights and gun owner Mark Sikes sued San Jose in federal court Tuesday...
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s announcement that he plans to retire set off immediate speculation about who would take his seat on the bench. Near the top of the list is a Californian named Leondra Kruger. In 2014, former Gov. Jerry Brown tapped Kruger, then 38, for the state Supreme Court, where she still...
    Nice chin hat there, Ron Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ongoing war on children got a thumbs-up in the state’s senate this week, when a committee approved an anti-immigrant bill that includes a provision that blocks transportation companies from bringing undocumented immigrants to the state. That includes asylum-seeking unaccompanied children who are waiting to be placed with a sponsor. This...
    HONOLULU (AP) — A community group on Guam is challenging the U.S. Air Force’s plans to blow up bombs and other waste munitions at a base on the U.S. territory, saying it could contaminate water supplies and threaten endangered species. The group devoted to protecting Guam’s natural and cultural resources alleged in a lawsuit filed...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general said Wednesday she sought court approval to investigate Eli Lilly and Co., accusing the drugmaker of charging excessive prices for insulin medications used to treat diabetes. Dana Nessel’s filings, submitted Tuesday, asked an Ingham County judge to authorize a probe under the state consumer protection law, including the...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers for an associate athletic director who filed a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit against Louisiana State University say she has been fired in retaliation and asked the court Wednesday to add that claim to her suit. “On January 5, 2022, LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward terminated Sharon Lewis...
    All Oregonians would be able to pump their own gasoline if a new bill in the state’s Legislature becomes law. The summary of House Bill 4151 says it “authorizes self-service dispensing of Class 1 flammable liquids at retail dispensary.” In recent years, Oregon has been whittling away at its 60-year-old ban on drivers pumping their...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has already narrowed the field for his first Supreme Court pick. Biden said as a presidential candidate that if he were given the chance to nominate someone to the court, he would make history by choosing a Black woman. And word on Wednesday that Justice Stephen Breyer plans...
    ANTIOCH After listening to a long stream of renters, housing advocates and others urging the city to extend tenant protections, the council directed staff to draft a potential law to do just that. With tenant moratoriums ending and positive COVID-19 cases still high, renters facing evictions, harassment and rent increases asked the council on Tuesday...
    (CBS4) — Two district attorneys in Colorado are criticizing the governor’s decision to commute the sentence of a truck driver who caused a crash that killed four people and injured several others in Lakewood in 2019. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was convicted of 27 counts, including vehicular homicide. Judge Bruce Jones sentenced him to 110 years in...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF/AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday. The 83-year-old San Francisco native has been a pragmatic force on a court that has...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An appellate court is preparing to hear arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law, as states around the country await U.S. Supreme Court action in another case that could dramatically limit abortion rights overall. On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments in...