Rep. George Santos Is Facing a Vote on His Expulsion From Congress as Lawmakers Weigh Accusations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. George Santos of New York is facing a critical vote to expel him from the House on Friday as lawmakers weigh whether his actions, fabrications and alleged lawbreaking warrant the chamber’s most severe punishment. The first-term Republican congressman is at grave risk of becoming just the sixth member of the … Read more

For a Male Sexual Assault Survivor, Justice Won in Court Does Not Equal Healing

[ad_1] When Sam Schultz was sexually assaulted, it felt like a part of them died. It took eight years and the burgeoning #MeToo movement to spur them to go public and make a police report, and an additional five years for their attackers to plead guilty. Now, as much as Schultz hopes there’s a reckoning … Read more

Former Marine Pleads Guilty to Firebombing Southern California Planned Parenthood Clinic in 2022

[ad_1] SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022, prosecutors said. Chance Brannon, 24, also said he made plans for additional attacks on a second Planned Parenthood clinic, a Southern California Edison substation and an LGBTQ pride … Read more

Former Wisconsin GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel Is Running for the State Supreme Court

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court against incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a 2025, casting the race as a chance for conservatives to win back a majority and serve as a check on liberals. Bradley is part of … Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Montana’s First-In-The-Nation Ban on TikTok, Says It’s Unconstitutional

[ad_1] HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s first-in-the-nation law banning the video-sharing app TikTok in the state has been blocked while a legal challenge to the law moves through the courts, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said the ban “oversteps state power and infringes on the Constitutional right of users and … Read more

Indiana Man Suspected in Teen Girl’s Disappearance Charged With Murder After Remains Found

[ad_1] ARLINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 59-year-old man suspected in the June disappearance of a 17-year-old neighbor has been charged with murder after human remains were found buried in a pit on his central Indiana property. Patrick Scott of Arlington appeared Thursday in Rush County Circuit Court for an initial hearing. Scott also is charged … Read more

Mississippi Supreme Court Delays Decision on Whether to Set Execution Date for Man on Death Row

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has temporarily delayed ruling on whether to set an execution date for a man on death row for capital murder. The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Mississippi Attorney General’s motion to lift a stay and set an execution date for Willie Jerome Manning, 55, … Read more

Law Enforcement Isn’t Required to Withhold Victims’ Names

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement agencies began refusing to publicly release crime victims’ names after voters passed a victims’ rights constitutional amendment, but the state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday they weren’t required to do so. Legally, the name of a crime victim doesn’t have to be withheld from the public, the … Read more

Collective Bargaining Ban in Wisconsin Under Attack by Unions After Supreme Court Majority Flips

[ad_1] Seven unions representing teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to end the state’s near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees. The 2011 law, known as Act 10, has withstood numerous legal challenges over the past dozen years and was the signature legislative achievement of former Republican … Read more

Appeals Court Reinstates Gag Order That Barred Trump From Maligning Court Staff in NY Fraud Trial

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court Thursday reinstated a gag order that barred former President Donald Trump from commenting about court personnel after he disparaged a law clerk in his New York civil fraud trial. The decision from a four-judge panel came two weeks after an individual appellate judge had put … Read more