Bert Mizusawa, a retired major general in the Army and former adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, failed to qualify for the Virginia GOP’s U.S. Senate primary, falling short of the signature requirement, according to his campaign.Mizusawa’s campaign said it came up fewer than a thousand signatures short of the required 10,000.“My heartfelt gratitude to all of you who worked tirelessly with me in the effort to field the best possible candidate for the U.S. Senate race against Tim Kaine,” Mizusawa said in a statement. “The call to duty I feel for the great people of Virginia and America remains strong and resolute. Despite our shortfall, this has been a positive campaign and a tremendous experience. My message and background resonated with the voters.”He concluded, “It is unfortunate that we will not be able to compete with my name on the ballot, but one thing is absolutely clear: We need to defeat Tim Kaine and return the Senate … [Read more...] about Retired Gen. Bert Mizusawa fails to qualify for Virginia GOP’s U.S. Senate primary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.The 97-year-old Stevens says in an essay on the New York Times website that repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association's ability to "block constructive gun control legislation."Stevens was on the losing end of a 2008 ruling in which the high court held that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own a gun for self-defense. He had previously called for changing the Second Amendment to permit gun control. Stevens says the decision in that case, District of Columbia v. Heller, "has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power." Stevens retired from the court in 2010 after more than 35 years.In his essay published Tuesday, Stevens talks about the "March for Our Lives" events on Saturday which drew crowds in cities across the country. Stevens said the demonstrations "reveal the broad … [Read more...] about Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice urges repeal of Second Amendment
They’re headed for the exits in Congress, 60 lawmakers in all, deciding they’ve had enough and opting to quit rather than run again in November.Some — like Minnesota's Democratic Sen. Al Franken, Michigan's Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. and Arizona's Republican Rep. Trent Franks — were chased out by sexual harassment charges.Others, like GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, wished to spare themselves what looked to be uphill reelection fights.Many more are leaving the House to advance their careers, running for Senate or seeking the governor’s office back home.Historically, it’s proved easier to win an open seat than oust an incumbent, which heartens Democrats vying to seize control of the House. Faced with an unusually high number of retirements, Republicans will be defending far more open seats in November than Democrats, who need a gain of 23 to take over.The GOP is in better shape in the Senate, where Democrats need to pick up just two seats for … [Read more...] about Does a rash of GOP retirements portend a Democratic wave in November?
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Sheriff of Santa Clara County is facing a call to resign as allegations surface that she might have tampered with key evidence in an internal affairs investigation. The incident reportedly happened some 20 years ago.Laurie Smith is running for her sixth term as Sheriff in June. However, one of her opponents and the retired judge who chaired the county's Blue Ribbon Commission on jail reform, are calling for Smith to resign. Retired Undersheriff John Hirokawa, who is running against Smith, cited an article published Sunday by our media partner, the Mercury News. Reporter Tracey Kaplan detailed claims from two decades ago, when Smith was Assistant Sheriff, that Smith took a potentially damaging audio cassette during an internal affairs investigation of which she was the focus."Whether she thought it was serious or not, but she was the subject of that investigation, and to move that tape and then view it, listen to it, and then intervene, that is totally … [Read more...] about Sheriff’s candidate, retired judge call for Santa Clara County sheriff to resign
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Ashok K.M April 3, 2018 1:24 pm Change Font Size The petitioner would thus be deemed to have compulsorily retired on the date of his demise with all consequential benefits to be given to the legal heirs of the petitioner, the bench said. The Supreme Court recently invoked its extraordinary jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution, to give relief to the family of a district and sessions judge who died while his writ plea challenging compulsory retirement was pending before it. Upon the recommendation by the High Court of Uttarakhand, the state government had ordered compulsory retirement of Vimal Prakash Kandpal, who was holding the post of Additional District & Sessions Judge. Seeking reinstatement, he approached the apex court by filing a writ petition in 2016. During the pendency of this writ petition, the judge passed away in February, this year. Upon informed about his demise, the Bench of Justice J … [Read more...] about SC Changes ‘Compulsory Retirement Date’ Of Judicial Officer Who Died During Pendency Of Writ Petition Filed By Him [Read Order]