July 18, 2024

Whitmer: Trump ‘Flouts the Law,’ ‘Just Got Caught’

Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that former President Donald Trump defied the law and got caught.” Host Dana Bash said, “I want to talk a little bit about what we heard from the vice president, Kamala Harris, who was speaking in your state last night, in Detroit, and she

Louisiana Attorney General on 10 Commandments in Classroom Law: ‘I Look Forward to Defending’

Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill (R) issued a statement that she is “looking forward to defending” a law requiring public school classrooms in the state to display posters of the Ten Commandments. The bill, which was signed into law on Wednesday, has received criticism from people claiming this violated the separation of church and state.

White House Defends Biden Blocking Release Special Counsel Recordings: Law Enforcement Files ‘Need to Be Protected’

The Biden White House is defending President Biden’s decision to assert executive privilege over his interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur — preventing Congress from obtaining his audio recordings — asserting that Biden made the decision “at the request of the attorney general.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre addressed a question regarding Biden’s decision

Haley on Trump Immunity Claims: ‘No President Should Ever Be Above the Law’

Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) said Friday on CNN’s “Inside Politics” that “no president should ever be above the law” when asked about the Supreme Court hearing arguments on former President Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity. Anchor Dana Bash said, “I want to start with what’s happening with Donald Trump today. He’s back

SCOTUS Places Indefinite Hold on Texas Immigration Law

Moments after a 4 p.m. deadline passed, the U.S. Supreme Court placed an indefinite hold on the controversial Texas SB4 Immigration Law. Justice Samuel Alito issued another order temporarily blocking the bill from taking effect. The last-minute intervention does not specify a timeframe for the latest pause. For now, state law enforcement officers will not

Sam Waterston to Leave ‘Law & Order’ After 400+ Episodes

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Waterston, who has played the spiky, no-nonsense district attorney on “Law & Order” since the mid-1990s, is stepping down from his legal perch. The last episode for Waterston’s Jack McCoy will be Feb. 22, NBC said Friday. He has been in more than 400 episodes of the police drama, earning

Xi Jinping Demands Communists Bend International Law to China’s Will

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping led a “study session” at the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party on Monday, during which he stressed the need to “create law-based governance conditions and a favorable external environment for advancing Chinese modernization.” In other words, he instructed Communist officials to bend international law to China’s will. China’s state-run

Trump: Biden ‘Illegally Using All of the Levers of Law Enforcement’ to Jail Me

Scott Olson/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden on Christmas, contending Biden is “illegally using all of the levers of Law Enforcement” to put him in jail. Trump — who was indicted four times in 2023, with two coming from Biden’s Department of Justice — zoned in on Biden in a pair of Truth

King Charles secretly profits off assets of dead Brits using medieval law, scathing report finds

King Charles III has been accused of using ancient feudal laws to nab tens of millions of dollars intended for charity from the deaths of thousands of Brits to upgrade his real estate empire, according to a bombshell report from the Guardian this week. The king has reportedly been claiming and profiting for years off […]

Trump Slams New California ‘Sanctuary Law’ for ‘Gender-Confused Children’

Former President Donald Trump slammed California’s new “sanctuary law” for “gender-confused children,” which allows kids to go to the Golden State and undergo transgender-related medical procedures against their parents’ wishes. Trump, who is running for reelection in 2024, promised that “those involved in such activity will be charged with a host of federal laws, including laws

PHOTOS — ‘A Fallen City’: L.A. Prostitutes in Thongs Work Streets in Daytime Due to California Law

Prostitutes in Los Angeles have been spotted wearing barely any clothing during daylight hours, and the scene has many questioning if such “work” is empowering for women. Hundreds of prostitutes have spent ample time on Figueroa Boulevard after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) passed the Safer Streets for All Act, the New York Post reported Monday.

Appeals court upholds broad use of obstruction law that prosecutors have deployed against Trump

The opinion is an important milestone with repercussions for hundreds of Jan. 6 prosecutions, including Donald Trump’s. | Seth Wenig/AP Federal prosecutors on Friday narrowly avoided an appeals court ruling that could have upended their criminal prosecution of Donald Trump, but the legal battle will continue over a federal obstruction statute that has become a

Supreme Court keeps Missouri law on hold that targets federal gun restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to reinstate a Missouri law that bars authorities from enforcing federal gun laws. The justices rejected a request by Missouri to overturn a ruling by a federal judge that invalidated the 2021 law, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, Reuters reported.  The Biden administration sued Missouri in […]

More voters think Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and Trump broke the law: poll

More than half of US voters believe both first son Hunter Biden and former President Donald Trump have done something illegal — and a growing number believe the same of President Biden, a new poll has found. The Fox News survey found 52% of registered voters believe Hunter Biden flouted the law when it came […]

Federal judge in Maryland temporarily blocks part of new state law restricting where gun owners can carry

A federal judge in Maryland on Friday temporarily blocked part of a new state law that would restrict where gun owners can carry.  U.S. District Judge George Russell III, an Obama appointee, ruled the state can’t ban guns in places where alcohol is sold, on private property without permission of the owner or at public […]

Maryland law allowing recreational marijuana takes effect

Recreational marijuana use became legal for adults in Maryland on Saturday, allowing residents 21 and older to purchase, use, possess and cultivate limited quantities of the substance. Maryland residents voted for recreational cannabis use in a referendum in November’s election. Democrat Governor Wes Moore signed the Cannabis Reform Act into law in May. Under the […]

WATCH: CUNY Law Valedictorian Blasts ‘White Supremacy’, ‘Israel’, ‘Fascist NYPD’, ‘Military’

Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Fatima Mousa Mohammed, the valedictorian of the Class of 2023 at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) law school, used her speech to attack the law as a tool of “white supremacy,” and to attack Israel and the police. In a video released late last week by the publicly-funded

Jeffries: Bragg Has ‘Exemplary Record’ as Prosecutor, ‘Extraordinary Track Record in Law Enforcement’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) defended Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as someone who has “an extraordinary track record in law enforcement” and also stated that Bragg has an “exemplary record” as a prosecutor. Host Joy Reid asked, “I do have to ask about one more

Greg Gutfeld Escalates His Beef With The Ladies of ‘The View,’ Equates The Long-Running Talk Show To ‘Law & Order: Special Moron Unit’

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld likely won’t be appearing on The View any time soon — or ever. While speaking on a recent episode of Gutfeld!, the television personality took jabs at the intelligence of the women who host the long-running daytime talk show. It all started when Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro, Sunny […]

Vermont Gov. Scott signs bill raising marriage age to 18 into law

A new Vermont law that raises the eligibility age for marriage to 18 takes effect in July. VERMONT SENATE PASSES BILL RAISING MARRIAGE AGE TO 18 Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed the legislation on Thursday, making Vermont the eighth state in the country to end child marriage. Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Friday signed […]

France Burns: Macron Signs Pension Reform into Law as Paris Riots

French President Emmanuel Macron has signed his pension reform bill into law after riots once again broke out on the streets of Paris. Controversial pension reforms drawn up by the French government have finally been signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron, despite riots breaking out in Paris and beyond on Thursday and Friday. Protesters

NYC Law School Slapped With Complaint Over Anti-Israel Policy

The City University of New York School of Law (CUNY Law) was hit with a complaint Tuesday after a Jewish advocacy group wrote a letter to the American Bar Association (ABA) about an anti-Israel policy adopted by faculty in 2022. In June 2022, faculty at the law school adopted a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)

‘We better figure it out’: The politics trap that could slow a national AI law

The mood was less partisan during OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s Senate testimony on Tuesday. But tech topics that typically spark intense fights in Congress were still front and center. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Capitol Hill is rushing to regulate artificial intelligence before most members have even a basic understanding of the technology. And as momentum

Dem senator calls on law enforcement to ‘pay attention’ to Trump protests ahead of potential arrest

Law enforcement across the U.S. should “pay attention” to former President Trump’s calls for his supporters to protest in the event of his arrest this week, Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., said Sunday. Kelly stated that Trump’s supporters have a First Amendment right to peacefully protest, but he argued that police should be prepared to ensure […]

Utah school district considers Bible ban under new ‘sensitive materials’ law

A school district in Utah may ban the Holy Bible after a parent complained that it contained “inappropriate and pornographic” material forced it to face committee review. On Dec. 11, the David School District received a petition from a parent to have the Bible removed from schools for being what the parent considered a “sex-ridden” […]

TN Gov. Bill Lee Caves, Calls for Legislature to Pass Red Flag Law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) caved on his opposition to gun control just over two weeks after the Nashville Christian school shooting and called for state legislatures to pass a red flag law. Connecticut was the first state in the Union to adopt a red flag law, doing so in 1999. The law did not

Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘Working as Swiftly as TX Law Allows’ Regarding Pardon of Sgt. Daniel Perry

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) used a tweet Saturday to say that he is “working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry.” Breitbart News reported that U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry was found guilty of murder on Friday, following a trial over a 2020 confrontation in which he claims that Garrett

Federal judge strikes down Minnesota law banning 18-20-year-olds from obtaining gun permits

A federal judge on Friday struck down a Minnesota law that prohibits adults age 18-20 from obtaining permits to carry handguns in public.  Assisted by gun-rights advocacy groups, three individuals who were under 21 challenged a 2003 state law that enacted an age requirement to apply for a permit to carry a pistol. They argued […]

DeSantis rips Manhattan DA Bragg’s ‘flimsy’ Trump indictment in New York speech: Agenda ‘not the rule of law’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, during a book tour stop in New York’s Long Island Saturday, criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Donald Trump.  In a speech at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Nassau County, DeSantis, without referring to Bragg by name, applauded former U.S. congressman and GOP candidate for governor […]

Condoleezza Rice: U.S. Arming Ukraine ‘Just Common Decency,’ Upholding ‘International Law’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday on FNC’s “The Story” that the United States giving Ukraine weapon systems to fight off Russia’s invasion was “just common decency.” Anchor Martha MacCallum asked, “A lot of people say Putin’s army is nowhere near what everybody thought it was. He is going to lose this. Why are we spending