Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 5:55 pm, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 After a local newspaper reported that Sheriff Todd Entrekin received more than $750,000 from a fund allocated to feed inmates in a jail he oversaw, the law enforcement official was defiant, employing a line of defense that has been increasingly trotted out of late by embattled politicians around the country. Entrekin, the sheriff of Etowah County and a Republican, played the victim, assailing the "liberal media" and lambasting the "miscellaneous fake news stories" that he said had made his family into targets. But he did not deny that he had received money from the fund, according to AL.com, a practice which is legal in Alabama by the terms of an antiquated law. On Tuesday, Entrekin was effectively voted out of office after losing in the primary by a margin of nearly two to one. The winning challenger, Jonathan Horton, who had pledged during his campaign not to keep any of the feeding funds, … [Read more...] about An Alabama sheriff kept $750,000 meant to buy food for inmates. Voters just replaced him.
Alabama employment office
Greg Stohr, Bloomberg Published 10:21 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The U.S. Supreme Court building stands in Washington on April 10, 2018. The U.S. Supreme Court building stands in Washington on April 10, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago. Supreme Court says employers can bar worker class actions 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The justices, voting 5-4 along ideological lines, said for the first time Monday that a 1925 federal law lets employers enforce arbitration agreements signed by workers, even if they bar group … [Read more...] about Supreme Court says employers can bar worker class actions
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff April 06, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s unconventional presidency has shattered all kinds of norms, but there’s one very local tradition that he seems to be reviving: Massachusetts presidential ambitions.Massachusetts voters had only tenuous ties to the 2016 presidential crop — Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College, and Bernie Sanders hails from neighboring Vermont. Now, thanks in part to the president’s deep unpopularity here, there’s a quintet of notable figures from the state showing up on political forecasters’ lists of possible 2020 contenders.Count them: Senator Elizabeth Warren. Former governor Deval Patrick. Representative Seth Moulton. Even former secretary of state John Kerry and Representative Joe Kennedy III are often named. (And, as a bonus, some theorize — or … [Read more...] about Could there really be five Mass. politicians running against Trump in 2020?
President Donald Trump uses Twitter to break news, feud with critics and even conduct diplomacy. It can be hard to keep up with the prolific 45th president — so we're keeping track of @realDonaldTrump's latest noteworthy tweets. They include his attacks on his nemesis, former FBI Director James Comey, a Trumpian pitch on Tax Day and his statement that he would have fired Robert Mueller if he wanted to. With Newsday staff and The Associated Press 'Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week' Trump confirmed the top-secret meeting between the CIA director and North Korean leader in this tweet on April 18, 2018, but his time reference is off. Mike Pompeo visited North Korea over Easter weekend, The Washington Post reported -- so a few weeks before Trump's tweet. Comey 'was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation' This tweet on April 18, 2018, contradicts what Trump told NBC News last May, when he said that "this Russia thing" (which he deemed "a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s noteworthy tweets as president
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on Wednesday dismissed [opinion PDF] a lawsuit challenging the state's voter ID law. Alabama's voter ID law [text, PDF] was passed in 2011 in an effort to combat potential voter fraud. The law requires Alabama residents to present a form of photo identification when they go to the polls to vote. Among the types of photo identification allowed under the law are IDs from colleges/universities, employers and unexpired driver's licenses. If Alabama residents have never held a valid form of identification, the law indicates they are able to obtain a free ID for voting purposes in various locations including the Secretary of State's Office and the local county board of registrars' offices. The lawsuit [JURIST report] was brought against the state of Alabama by Greater Birmingham Ministries [advocacy website], which claimed that Alabama's voter ID law violates the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the US … [Read more...] about Federal judge dismisses challenge to Alabama voter ID law