Monthly Archives: December 2014

Maryland Governor commutes sentences of all death row inmates to life.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has commuted the sentence of the state’s four remaining death row inmates to life in prison.

The state’s legislature ended the death penalty in 2012, making the highest sentence life in prison without parole.
Mr O’Malley said executing the remaining inmates “does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland”.
He added […]

By |December 31st, 2014|National Headlines|0 Comments

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell Faces A Decade Behind Bars

 
 
Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell will be sentenced on January 6, 2015, and Mrs. McDonnell on February 20.  He was convicted in federal district court on September 4, 2014 on eleven counts of corruption. His wife Maureen was convicted on nine counts, including one count of obstruction of justice that applied only to her.  How […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Malala accepts Nobel Peace Prize, says ‘change is coming’ for women

Malala accepts Nobel Peace Prize, says ‘change is coming’ for women
From Nola.com By The Associated Press
 
 
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai offered hope Wednesday that her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights — and to step forward to lead.
The 17-year-old girl shot by the Taliban in Pakistan in October […]

By |December 11th, 2014|National Headlines, People|0 Comments

How To Have a ‘WINNING DAY”

How To Have a ‘WINNING DAY”

Rob Gilbert writes:
“If you want to have a winning day there are 21 things that you have to do.”
Here are Mr. Gilbert’s suggestions:
1. You have to listen more than you talk.2. You have to give more than you get.3. You have to smile more than you frown.4. You have to […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Obama administration’s new racial profiling guidelines won’t affect border stops

Obama administration’s new racial profiling guidelines won’t affect border stops WASHINGTON — New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the De… Read […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

“No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer”

“No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer”
 
From The New York Times:
A Staten Island grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer, a decision that triggered outrage by many […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Legal News, police|0 Comments

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”
 
At FastCompany.com:
Last week, when President Obama addressed the nation following a grand jury decision to not prosecute Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, he seemed to bite his tongue and left a lot of things unsaid. On Monday, however, […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Law Changes, National Headlines, President Obama|0 Comments

Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds

Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds

 
     California – San Jose      In April, Ross sued the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, the county and the sheriff, along with several deputies and sergeants, alleging a police car dash cam captured officials plotting to plant drugs after an illegal search of Ross’s home in 2009.     “The Incident Report states […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

“Bill to Restrict N.S.A. Data Collection Blocked in Vote by Senate Republicans”

“Bill to Restrict N.S.A. Data Collection Blocked in Vote by Senate Republicans”

From The New York Times:
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects records of Americans’ phone calls in bulk.
Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure failed to secure the 60 votes they needed to take […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Will the Supreme Court Keep the Affordable Care Act’s Subsidies In Place?

Will the Supreme Court Keep the Affordable Care Act’s Subsidies In Place?

The Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear King v. Burwellthis past Friday, November 7, 2014.
First of all, what is certiorari…A writ of certiorari is an order from a higher court to a lower court granting review of a lower court’s decision.
The sole issue to […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments