On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Robert McCoy of Louisiana should get a new trial because it is unconstitutional for a lawyer to concede a client’s guilt against the client’s wishes.
Critics said the state’s policy of requiring inmates’ families and friends to send them gifts only through private vendors raised costs and limited choices. Five vendors combined offered only 77 books, of which 24 were coloring books.
David and Louise Turpin were charged with torture and child endangerment after deputies found their 13 children confined at home, some of them shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks.
Over the last 17 years, at least 75 women have been strangled or smothered in Chicago and their bodies dumped in vacant buildings, alleys, garbage cans, and snow banks. Arrests have been made in only a third of the cases, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy was almost eliminated by budget officials until senators objected. Then a 23-year-old ex-Trump campaign worker was named deputy chief of staff, until the Washington Post asked question about his qualifications.