This ruling regards the federal prohibition of firearms to people convicted of a crime that can carry a year or more of jail time.
Miller modified a PennDOT form and claimed he was granted permission to tint his car windows. He was caught and sentenced to a year of probation. The crime can carry a 5 year sentence and thus he is prohibited from firearm ownership.
The federal prohibition was ruled unconstitutional when applied to Miller as his crime was not serious (in this case, because it wasn't a felony, wasn't violent, and his sentence was light) and thus the law did not pass even intermediate scrutiny.
Scott Meisler left the special counsel probe in December, a spokesman for the special counsel said in a statement, but remains active on cases related to the Mueller probe to which he was assigned before his December departure.
Reports of Meisler's departure come days after acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters that the probe was "close to being completed."
Jemelle Hill, staff writer at The Atlantic, wrote a mini fan fiction on Twitter during the State of the Union Tuesday night, about the assassination of President Trump with the help of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Hill tweeted that Ocasio-Cortez should yell, “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET,” during the president’s State of the Union speech. The phrase “Get your hand outta my pocket!” was the same one yelled in the Manhattan Audubon Ballroom in 1965 as a distraction before the murder of Malcolm X. As the room tried to quell the commotion, another man rushed forward and shot Malcolm X in the chest.
Erick Jamal Hendricks was convicted of his role in inspiring, aiding, plotting and facilitating the foiled ISIS attack.
However, when it came to sentencing:
U.S. District Judge John Adams noted the actions Hendricks was convicted of performing, but also noted that Hendricks’ actions in court were respectful, and that he carried himself with “a certain quiet dignity.”
So the judge reduced Hendricks sentence from 30 years in prison to 15 years for being nice in court.
A CBS News poll shows 72 percent of speech watchers said they approved of President Donald Trump’s immigration ideas presented during Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address, while 76 percent approved of his remarks overall.
In a snap poll conducted by CNN, 76 percent of speech viewers said they feel positive about the address. According to CNN analyst David Chalian, 59 percent believed the speech was very positive, while 17 percent said it was somewhat positive.
New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in a move hailed by civil rights groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.
Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who promised to promote equality for gay and transgender people during his campaign, signed the bill Thursday. Among those celebrating the news was Jaime Bruesehoff, of Vernon, whose 12-year-old transgender child Rebekah spoke in support of the bill in Trenton in December.
Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun? Under a bill being heard today before the House Judiciary Committee, loaning her your gun soon could land you in prison. An exception is made only for cases of “imminent” danger — where her stalker is right in front of her at that very moment. Even those annual Boy Scout shooting trips will face legal dangers. Adults who lend troops their guns for a day might soon find themselves in prison.
Those are just a couple of the hidden consequences if Congress passes the bill just submitted by Democrat Congressman Mike Thompson.
A federal judge in Brooklyn has refused — for the third time — to let accused Nxivm sex cult leader Keith Raniere out on bail ahead of his trial.
His lawyers also argued that his due process rights have been violated because the case has taken too long to bring to trial — which is set to begin in April.
Prosecutors have fought to keep Raniere behind bars, saying he’s a flight risk — and in his latest order, Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis agreed.
The MS-13 gang member was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting on the 7 line.
Though Chief Shea did not name him, the man taken into custody was Ramiro Gutierrez, a law enforcement official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an open case. Mr. Gutierrez and 11 others were charged in December by the Queens district attorney with conspiracy and attempted murder, as well as drug and weapons charges. He was freed on $2,500 bail awaiting trial.
Liberal policies like those supported by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put this criminal on the street again.
The Australian-led study exposes a mass failure of English language medical journals to comply with international ethical standards in place to ensure organ donors provide consent for transplantation.
A report published in 2016 found a large discrepancy between official transplant figures from the Chinese government and the number of transplants reported by hospitals. While the government says 10,000 transplants occur each year, hospital data shows between 60,000 to 100,000 organs are transplanted each year. The report provides evidence that this gap is being made up by executed prisoners of conscience.
Google is not alone in their worries, as lawmakers around the world crack down on big tech's data-collection business models. The threat of tough regulations that undermine key revenue streams could significantly hamper income.