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The history of using the Insurrection Act against Americans

U.S. Presidents have invoked the Insurrection Act on numerous occasions.The controversial law gives the President some power to bring in troops to police the American people. The Act has been used mainly to restore order following race and labor riots. The nationwide protests that were catalyzed by the police killing of George Floyd led to the possibility that President Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act. This piece of legislation would presumably justify the use of the military to quell t...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Government, Race, Alabama, Los Angeles, History, Chicago, Racism, United States, Innovation, John F Kennedy, Louisiana, Detroit, Baltimore, South Carolina

Tropical Storm Cristobal takes aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

The storm could bring heavy rain to Louisiana and its neighbors this weekend.
Tags: News, Louisiana, U S Gulf Coast

Louisiana: Package of Pro-Gun Bills Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Four pro-gun bills have passed the Louisiana legislature, and will now be sent to the desk of Gov. John Edwards. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( Four pro-gun bills have been passed by the Louisiana Legislature and will now be sent to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards for his signature. These bills protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and emergency, including during the current COVID-19 outbreak.  Please contact Governor Edwards and ask him to sign these important measures. House...
Tags: Guns, House, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Louisiana Legislature, John Edwards, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Blake Miguez, Charles Owen, Ray Garofalo, Reps Bryan Fontenot Blake Miguez

Eight years after Miller and four after Montgomery, many juveniles still waiting for court consideration of their Eighth Amendment rights

The Marshall Project has this lengthy new piece focused on how many juveniles still have not received court consideration of the Eighth Amendment rights recognized a full eight years ago in Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460 (2012). The article's fill headline captures its essence: "'Juvenile Lifers' Were Meant to Get a Second Chance. COVID-19 Could Get Them First. The Supreme Court gave teens sentenced to life in prison a shot at freedom. Many are still waiting."  Here is how the piece gets starte...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, United States, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, Johnson, Montgomery, Miller, U S Supreme Court, Marshall Project, Douglas A Berman, Ashley Nellis, Adrian Michigan

Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deported

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post."Congratulations to his wife and his esteemed family,” Zarif wrote.Iran's state-run IRNA news agency later reported the news, citing Zarif.Asgari, a professor at Iran's Sharif Universit...
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Iran says scientist jailed in US flying home

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has flown out of the United States after being released from prison and will return to the Islamic republic on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said. A US court had in November cleared Asgari of charges of stealing trade secrets in 2016 while he was on an academic visit to Ohio from Tehran's Sharif University of Technology. The 59-year-old told British newspaper The Guardian in March that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was holding him at a L...
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Ohio, Louisiana, Tehran, Sharif University of Technology, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, Asgari, Sirous Asgari

Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters

Bird has shut down scooter sharing in several cities in the Middle East, an operation that was managed by Circ, the micromobility startup it acquired in January. About 100 Circ employees have been laid off and as many as 10,000 Circ scooters have been sent to a third-party UAE-based company for recycling, according to multiple industry and company sources who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak with the media. The shutdown — which Bird has couched as “pausing of ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Electronics, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Tech, Qatar, Canada, United States, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Flash, Sharing Economy

Senators Introduce COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Privacy Bill

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: A group of U.S. senators on Monday introduced a bill to regulate contact-tracing apps, aiming to protect user privacy as technology is used to track the spread of the novel coronavirus. The proposal is called the Exposure Notification Privacy Act and seeks to ensure that people couldn't be forced to use the technology. It also would make sure that the data isn't used for advertising or commercial purposes and that people can delete their data. The b...
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Iran says plane carrying scientist jailed in US has taken off

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his apparent release from a US prison. Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio, but the 59-year-old scientist from Tehran's Sharif University of Technology was acquitted in November. The academic told British newspaper The Guardian in March that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency wa...
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Ohio, Louisiana, Tehran, Sharif University of Technology, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, Asgari, Sirous Asgari

LSU will face Grambling, Southern for first time

Grambling, located in northern Louisiana, will play at Tiger Stadium the following season on Sept. 9, 2023. "This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs," LSU athletic director Scott Woodward said.
Tags: News, Sports, LSU, Louisiana, Tiger Stadium, Scott Woodward, Grambling, Grambling Southern

Jags' Thompson calls NFL statement on racism 'trash' and says he was told not to kneel

* Jacksonville safety joins growing anger among athletes * NFL accused of hypocrisy over exile of Colin KaepernickJacksonville Jaguars safety Peyton Thompson has described the NFL’s statement on the death of George Floyd as “trash” and says he was told by his coaches not to kneel during the national anthem protests in 2016.“The statement issued by the @nfl is complete trash,” Thompson wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I specifically remember [Jaguars executive vice-president] Tom Coughlin and [head ...
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Senate Democrats’ Mindless ‘Report’ on the Judiciary

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hree months ago, Senator Chuck Schumer stood outside the Supreme Court building and warned Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh that they would “pay the price” and would “not know what hit” them if they upheld a Louisiana law requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Last week, that same Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators released a 54-page broadside against their Republican colleagues titled “Captured Courts: The GOP’s Big Money ...
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Iran says scientist jailed in US to return in days

Tehran said Monday that scientist Sirous Asgari, one of more than a dozen Iranians behind bars in the United States, is set to return to the Islamic republic within days. Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio. The academic told British newspaper The Guardian in March that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was keeping him in a detention centre in Louisiana without basic sanitation and refusing to let him return to Iran...
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Ohio, Louisiana, Tehran, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Asgari, Sirous Asgari

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Louisiana inmate with coronavirus concerns

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Louisiana inmate on Friday who argued that a state prison was not doing enough to protect him from catching Covid-19.
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New tropical hotspot may emerge in Atlantic amid busy start to hurricane season

Two tropical storms have already formed prior to the official start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1- and AccuWeather meteorologists say there are two factors behind the unusual occurrence. These weather factors could soon cause more storms to brew, but this time, forecasters are watching a new tropical hotspot of the basin.Tropical Storm Arthur, the first storm of the season, was named by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on May 16, the earliest-named tropical sys...
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Louisiana Bill may flip the Script in Favor of the Second Amendment and Churches

Image courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-( Louisiana is one of a few states which ban guns in churches but allow church leaders to allow guns on a case by case basis. According to Concealed, as of 2018, there were ten states and the District of Columbia with this policy of religious discrimination against churches that approve of an armed population. The laws in states that ban guns in church are a way to demonize guns. They fairly scream: Guns Bad! Good People Don't Ha...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Senate, US, America, Department Of Defense, United States, House, Arizona, Louisiana, District Of Columbia, Terry, South Carolina, Don, John Bel Edwards, Aldous Huxley

Why the officers fired for the George Floyd killing could ultimately get their jobs back

Officers in the US are frequently rehired after termination for misconduct – and it increases the likelihood of abuse and killings by police, experts sayThe four Minneapolis officers involved in the killing of George Floyd were swiftly fired after footage of his death went viral.But that doesn’t mean they’re permanently losing their badges. Officers in the US are frequently rehired after their termination for misconduct, a problem that experts say increases the likelihood of abuse and killings b...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, US, America, Atlanta, Fbi, Ohio, Louisiana, Sterling, Oakland, Cleveland, Tamir Rice, Goldman

Morning Docket: 05.28.20

* Three members of a $31.7 million fraudulent slip-and-fall ring have been sentenced to prison. Wonder if they got the idea from Slippin' Jimmy. [Insurance Journal] * Former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has abandoned her short-lived defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. [CNN] * A Louisiana attorney who was suspended from practice for chest bumping a prosecutor has been reinstated as a lawyer. Apparently the chest bump was not like the kind seen in football. [Advocate] * The Lo...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Law, NFL, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hillary Clinton, Louisiana, Crain, Los Angeles City, Orange County Register, Tulsi Gabbard, Morning Docket, Lincoln Lawyer, Lawyerly Lairs

United States: Key Considerations For COVID-19 Emergency Triage Policies In Louisiana (as Of May 22, 2020) - Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray offers immediate practical guidance on how to navigate the legal and ethical issues raised by the need to have a clear plan for allocating scarce resources as COVID-19 ...
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The Billionaire Governor Who’s Been Sued Dozens of Times for Millions in Unpaid Bills

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Raymond Dye had a buildup of blood behind his left eye that prevented him from seeing. David Polk had an abnormal heartbeat, and his wife had high cholesterol. Roger Wriston’s wife had a bad back. All the men had worked for a collection of coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family, which had pl...
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Brit Bennett’s New Novel Explores the Power and Performance of Race

In “The Vanishing Half,” her follow-up to “The Mothers,” Brit Bennett writes about twin sisters from Louisiana who set out in very different directions.
Tags: News, Brit, Louisiana, Brit Bennett, Bennett, Books and Literature, The Vanishing Half: A Novel (Book

A wrongfully convicted man freed after 36 years is now an 'America's Got Talent' favorite

Archie Williams spent 36 years in a Louisiana prison for a rape he didn't commit. One year after he was freed, he wooed the reality show's judges with a moving rendition of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
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Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones” U.S.A. –-( Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, West Virginia, Department Of Defense, House, Arizona, Louisiana, Edwards, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, Preemption Laws, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Committee on Criminal Justice

IRS has distributed 152 million COVID-19 relief payments worth $258 billion

There are a lot of footprints on many U.S. beaches this Memorial Day weekend as folks seek seashores after weeks of staying home due to the coronavirus. (Photo by Wendy Wei via Pexels) This Memorial Day long weekend is a big one for numbers. As most states have relaxed at least some COVID-19 stay home orders, Americans are taking advantage of more openings to celebrate this unofficial start of summer. They are, naturally, heading to spots that offer traditional seasonal activities. There'...
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NSSF: ATF Announces Release of New Form 4473

The ATF just announced several changes to the standard firearm transfer form AKA 4473. IMG NSSF Newtown,CT -( The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that ATF is set to release its newest version of the Form 4473. The Form 4473 is used by all Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders to record pertinent information from persons seeking to purchase a firearm or firearms prior to the FFL performing a backgro...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, Alaska, Louisiana, ATF, NICS, NSSF, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF

Support the Healthy Dog Importation Act NOW! – HR 6921

Support the Healthy Dog Importation Act NOW! – HR 6921 USA – -( It’s time – and if you take action now it’s finally possible – to stop the flood of unhealthy dogs pouring into our country each year. Thanks to the leadership of Congressman Ralph Abraham, veterinarian and medical doctor of Louisiana, and the co-sponsorship of the other two veterinarians in Congress, Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Ted Yoho of Florida, HR 6921, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to protect the heal...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Congress, Oregon, US, Usda, United States, Louisiana, Customs, Border Patrol, Centers for Disease Control CDC, NAIA, Ted Yoho, Conservation News, Hunting News, Kurt Schrader

Louisiana: Anti-Gun, Left Wing Media Calls 2A Protections Extremism

Anti-gun, left-wing media calls 2A protections in Lousiana,” extremism and ridiculous” IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( The liberal, left-wing media in Louisiana is calling basic 2A protections “extremism” and “ridiculous.” Last week, a House committee passed four pro-gun bills to the House Floor where they will be considered for a vote tomorrow.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to contact State Representatives and ask them to stand with gun owners and the Second ...
Tags: Guns, US, House, Louisiana, Lousiana, Nra, IMG, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, State Representatives, Blake Miguez, Charles Owen, Ray Garofalo, Reps Bryan Fontenot Blake Miguez

Louisiana Residents Defend Fired Cop Who Thinks It’s “Unfortunate” COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed More Black People

Some local Louisiana residents are coming to the defense of a police officer who was fired for making racist comments on a Facebook post. Officer Steven Aucoin of the Kaplan Police Department went onto a Facebook Live post last Friday (May 15) of the governor’s news conference. One person commented on the thread about the “virus that was created to kill all the BLACKS is death,” referring to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. Aucoin responded on the social media platform, saying,...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, News, Cops, Police, Jazz, Louisiana, Kaplan, Aucoin, Joshua Hardy, Really, Bad Cops, That's Racist, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Steven Aucoin

Cross-country train trip on Amtrak

There really is something about traveling by train. Softly moving side to side while the world whizzes by your window, reflecting upon the wonders of nature. Or, if you have free WiFi, knocking out some emails and scrolling through social media. Whatever your train-bound activity of choice, it’s a magical way to see places you never would by car and typically only see from above in an airplane. It’s also a fantastic way to see all — or almost all — of America as trains can take you to all fo...
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Mortgage delinquencies soar by most on record in April

By John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg Delinquencies on U.S. home loans surged by 1.6 million in April, the biggest one-month gain ever, as soaring job losses fueled a 90% jump in missed payments and government programs offered penalty-free delays. Mortgages at least 30 days in arrears almost doubled to 6.45%, the highest rate since January 2015, according to data compiled by Black Knight Inc. About 3.4 million loans were more than 30 days late and an additional 211,000 properties were in foreclosure or ...
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