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Supreme Court 'hazing?' Here's what's ahead for new Justice Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court 'hazing?' Here's what's ahead for new Justice Neil Gorsuch

Weaver v. MA and Davila v. Davis (Sixth Amendment, right to a speedy and public trial: Issue: Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance that results in a structural error must, in addition to demonstrating deficient performance, show that he was prejudiced by counsel's ineffectiveness, as held by four circuits and five state courts of last resort; or whether prejudice is presumed in such cases, as held by four other circuits and two state high courts.).



Jared Kushner met secretly with US Muslims prior to Trump's inauguration

Trump's daughter, Ivanka, is expected to take a major part in meetings later this week between Mr. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida. The visit by Kushner comes after U.S. military officials acknowledged that the United States was likely behind an airstrike that killed scores of Iraqi civilians in Mosul on March 17.


Racist Sets Fire To Immigrant-Owned Store

Racist Sets Fire To Immigrant-Owned Store

Flournoy was interviewed by ATF detectives and then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with using incendiary material to burn a commercial building, felony breaking and entering, ethnic intimidation, and anonymous or threatening letters, according to an announcement from CMPD.


Trump Claims Immunity as President from Protesters' Lawsuit

Trump Claims Immunity as President from Protesters' Lawsuit

Trump repeatedly said into the microphone when demonstrators disrupted the rally and that constitutes "explicit directives", according to the lawsuit, that "could have no other reasonable meaning but to remove protesters, including the Plaintiffs, using unwanted, harmful physical force".


Arkansas governor backs unprecedented execution spree

Arkansas governor backs unprecedented execution spree

The ruling comes a day after the state Supreme Court issued an emergency stay blocking the execution of inmate Bruce Ward, the first of seven inmates the state planned to execute between April 17 and April 27 in advance of its lethal injection drugs expiring at the end of April.


Gorsuch oath returns full 9 to high court

Gorsuch oath returns full 9 to high court

In 2013, Democrats voted for the same rule change, but only for lower court and executive branch nominees. Kennedy said the oath Gorsuch took "reminds us that we as a people are bound together, that we as a people find our self-definition, our respect, our heritage and our destiny in the Constitution".