Muslim Call to Prayer Approved in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is the first large city in the US to allow the Islamic call to prayer to be broadcast publicly. So far only one mosque is doing so, three times a day. But after consulting with neighbors more plan to start their own. (June 1) (AP video: Jessie Wardarski)news.yahoo.com
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) launches an absurd attack against Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke over abortion.
While on the campaign trail, Governor Greg Abbot (R-TX) slammed gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) for O’Rourke’s stand on abortion, alleging O’Rourke “believes that a fully developed a baby, just seconds away from delivery, can still be aborted and killed.” Abbot delivered his inflammatory remarks in the wake of O’Rourke’s pro-choice rally in Houston. O’Rourke held the rally in support of abortion rights following the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion signaling the Court would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark court case that established a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion.news.yahoo.com
Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts
A federal judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Pop-Tarts’ parent company, Kellogg’s, of deceptive labeling over the amount of strawberry contained in frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts. >> Read more trending newsIn the lawsuit, Kelvin Brown’s lawyers had argued that images of a fresh strawberry and fruit filling on the Pop-Tarts’ packaging, along with the words “Frosted Strawberry,” are misleading and deceptive. A federal judge in Illinois dismissed a similar lawsuit in March. That lawsuit argued that the use of apples, pears and red food coloring in addition to strawberries was deceptive, as we previously reported. The number of lawsuits against food companies has been on the rise, going up more than 1,000% since 2008, NPR reported.wftv.com
Trump ‘more likely than not’ committed crime in trying to block confirmation of Biden’s win, judge says
The determination came in a ruling addressing sensitive documents that Trump ally and conservative lawyer John Eastman had resisted turning over to the congressional Jan. 6 committee.washingtonpost.com
Tamron Hall show focuses on victims of 'Someone They Knew'
Media-Tamron Hall FILE - Talk Show host Tamron Hall poses for a portrait at Ruby's Vintage Harlem in New York on Aug. 8, 2019. Hall's new Court TV series, “Someone They Knew with Tamron Hall," debuts on Sunday. What the stories she tells in “Someone They Knew” have in common is what the title suggests — each of the victims had a personal connection to their killer. As a local news reporter in Chicago and her native Texas before that, Hall would often report on crime stories. And, yes, Hall believes that Renate's killer was someone she knew.wftv.com
Court knocks judge, suggests he's in 'wrong line of work'
A maverick judge in Michigan known for ripping into criminal defendants is catching criticism again from a higher court. The Michigan Court of Appeals suggested Jackson County Judge John McBain is ripe for a misconduct investigation for how he handled the sentencing of a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend on Valentine's Day 2015. “If a trial judge is unable to follow the law as determined by a higher appellate court, the trial judge is in the wrong line of work,” the appeals court said in a 3-0 opinion Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court denies abortion providers’ request to return Texas case to judge who blocked state’s six-week ban
The court’s liberal justices issued fiery dissents saying it had become complicit in establishing an “unconstitutional chill on abortion care,” and calling the handling of the case “a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies.”washingtonpost.com
Florida Supreme Court to hear Volusia County death penalty case
Florida Supreme Court halts right to speedy trial due to backlog created by pandemicTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a Volusia County death penalty case concerning a man convicted of killing a man he thought was a drug dealer. A jury recommended in 2019 that Christian Cruz receive the death penalty after finding him guilty of kidnapping, beating and shooting Christopher Jeremy, who was 25 years old. Investigators said Cruz and Charles had been planning to rob a drug dealer who had previously lived in the apartment but moved out. Attorneys for Cruz appealed the death penalty last year. Court records show on Dec. 21, 2020, the state Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
Woman charged in attempted kidnap of Joe Montana grandchild
Sodsai Dalzell appears in court for an arraignment Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Dalzell is charged with attempted kidnapping of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana's granddaughter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)
Defense says interrogation video shows Orlando police mistreated Markeith Loyd after arrest
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Convicted killer Markeith Loyd appeared in court Friday afternoon as a judge ruled on multiple recently filed motions, including one pertaining to a planned insanity defense. Loyd was convicted last year of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, he is awaiting trial for his second murder charge. When state experts examine Loyd, the defense will be able to video record that meeting, but despite protests from Loyd’s attorney Terry Lenamon, the defense will have to provide a copy of that video to the state. Loyd was convicted of first-degree for killing Dixon in October 2019. According to Lenamon, the video shows Loyd moaning in pain and asking for medical attention but instead of helping him, officers mocked and laughed at him.