The presence of white power militants at the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month is the latest sign of how a violent fringe group committed to race war is exploiting the nation’s polarized politics, according to a University of Chicago analyst of paramilitary groups.
Close to a fifth of state legislatures are pushing for anti-protest bills in a movement that gained momentum after the summer’s protests over the police killing of George Floyd. The measures range from barring demonstrators from public benefits or government jobs to offering legal protections to those who shoot or run over protesters.
U.S. District Judge James Bredar said that it’s time for the Baltimore Police Department to start showing results after making inroads in officer training and in implementing new policies to correct years of corruption and damaged community relations.
The preliminary settlement awarded to victims of the contaminated water scandal in Flint, Mi., was described as the “most complex settlement I’ve ever seen” by U.S. District Judge Judith Levy, a Barack Obama appointee who is overseeing the negotiations.
Lawyers Defending American Democracy, which includes former judges and federal attorneys among its members, filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his work promoting former President Donald Trump’s false allegations over the 2020 election.
Judge Joel Cohen’s Thursday ruling will allow New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit to move ahead in state court in Manhattan, rather than dismissing it on technical grounds or moving it to federal court.
Eric Lander, who co-authored a damning 2016 report on the faulty forensic practices behind hundreds of wrongful convictions has been tapped to advise newly elected President Biden as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.