POLITICS 12/18/2018 05:00 am ET People like Mason with felony convictions can’t vote. Why is that? By Sam Levine “Shut Out” is a three-part podcast series produced by HuffPost. We don’t make it easy to vote in America. A citizen can be disenfranchised for a typo, a scrawled signature or for a felony. Then there are the politicians who tout “voter fraud” when it’s a proven myth. Host Catherine Saint Louis and reporter Sam Levine examine why we should be worried about the weakening of our democracy with 2020 on the horizon. Crystal Mason couldn’t believe it when a police officer told her she was being arrested for illegally voting. She was handcuffed, prosecuted and eventually imprisoned for her so-called crime. Mason didn’t even want to vote in the 2016 election, but her mother insisted. So one day after work, she drove to the polling place where she’d always voted and cast a provisional ballot. Mason … [Read more...] about Why Is America OK With Banning Felons From The Voting Booth? ‘Shut Out,’ Episode 2
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Home Daily News A look back: What's the best 'Perry Mason'… Law in Popular Culture By Adam Banner Posted November 8, 2018, 7:00 am CST A few weeks back, I wrote a column reviewing the ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder.” I received a bit of feedback as I often do. Some was positive. Some was negative. It’s the nature of the game, and honestly, regardless of the feedback, I’m just glad to know people actually read the column. One reader explained that he followed my “advice” and watched an episode of “How to Get Away with Murder.” However, I didn’t really recommend the show but rather examined the realistic vs. fantastical elements of the episode I actually watched. Nonetheless, the reader did not appreciate my “recommendation” (and also pointed out the unrealistic issues the series presents). The reader suggested I spend more time reviewing “worthwhile” legal shows, such as Perry Mason. To you, … [Read more...] about A look back: What’s the best ‘Perry Mason’ episode?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network October 30, 2018 12:45 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Bihar police why former state minister Manju Verma has not been arrested in a case related to the recovery of ammunition in a Muzaffarpur shelter home where several girls were allegedly raped. A bench of Justices M B Lokur, S A Nazeer and Deepak Gupta also directed that Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes sexual abuse case, be shifted to the Patiala high security jail in Punjab from Bihar’s Badarpur jail. Verma’s husband was the owner of the home. The alleged sexual exploitation of the girls was first highlighted in an audit report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to the state’s social welfare department. The Patna High Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea filed by Manju Verma on October 9. Justice Sudhir Singh turned down the application of Verma, … [Read more...] about Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: SC Directs Transfer Of Main Accused Brajesh Thakur To Patiala Jail, Asks Why Ex-minister Manju Verma Has Not Been Arrested
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Updated 4:10 pm CDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. President Donald Trump's lawyers hope to persuade an appeals court to dismiss or delay Zervos' claim that he defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of unwanted kissing and groping. less Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. President Donald Trump's lawyers hope to persuade an appeals court to dismiss or delay Zervos' claim that he defamed ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP President Donald Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz leaves New York state appellate court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. President Donald Trump's lawyers hope to persuade an appeals court to dismiss or delay Summer Zervos' claim that he defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of … [Read more...] about Power of president tested in ex-‘Apprentice’ star’s case
John Wagner and Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 6:10 am PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras that has been making its way toward the United States. In morning tweets, Trump repeated vows to halt U.S. aid to Central American countries that do not disband the caravan and issued a fresh threat to the Mexican government, which said Wednesday that it would treat those in the caravan no differently than it does other migrants. "In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump said in one tweet. In another, he suggested that the … [Read more...] about Trump threatens to summon military to close US-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan