The Supreme Court on Monday again turned away a slew of cases revisiting the controversial legal doctrine that shields law enforcement and government officials from being sued for actions taken in an official capacity.
The cases rejected by the court involved questions of whether laws banning interstate handgun sales in some cases violate the Second Amendment, whether there is a constitutional right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense, if Illinois and Massachusetts can ban assault rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines, and whether a state can limit handgun permits to people who demonstrate a specific need for self-defense.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, ranking member of the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees, along with Rep. Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania, asked in a Monday letter to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro to examine the rate at which China’s controlling political party, increasingly viewed by the White House and others as an adversary, has submitted fraudulent applications for members. The letter suggests the applicants posed as immigrants but may have ulterior motives for entering the country.
A Chinese scientist who was escorted out of Canada's only level-4 biolab over a possible "policy breach" shipped dealdy Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to the CBC, citing newly-released documents. The shipment is not related to COVID-19 or the pandemic.
It was a 6-3 decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch joining the more liberal side of the court -- Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer.
Two million doses of HCQ are being sent by the Trump Administration to Brazil to help medical workers there safeguard themselves against the spread of the virus. But at the same time the FDA continues to block Americans' access to this medication.
With certain exceptions, the law bars state and local law enforcement agencies from informing the federal government of an individual's home address, work address or date of release from custody for the purpose of immigration enforcement. It also prevents state and local officials from transferring someone into the custody of immigration officials without a warrant... A federal district court ruled in California's favor and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision.
Both Whelan and his family have said that he is innocent, and was only in Russia at the time of his arrest to attend the wedding of a friend from his time in the Marines. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also demanded the American be freed.