And Congress should claw it back. Only after Republicans lost control of Congress in 1875 was the Court able to enforce its contrary interpretations of the Constitution—to devastating effect. In the Civil Rights Cases of 1883 and related cases, the Court refused to enforce federal civil-rights laws on the theory that the newly enacted Thirteenth… Read More The Supreme Court Is Not Supposed to Have This Much Power
If you didn’t change the tax withholding in your paycheck, you still have time to avoid another unpleasant surprise — or even a fine. The first tax season under the Republican-sponsored overhaul brought an odd combination of pleasant and unpleasant surprises: lower tax burdens, but also lower refunds — and, for some, an unexpected bill.… Read More Last Tax Season Was a Mess. Now’s Time to Prepare for This One.
Cardi B‘s legal troubles may have become much more serious. On Friday, the Grammy-winning rapper appeared in Queens Supreme Court for the first day of her misdemeanor assault trial. Cardi is accused of ordering an attack on two bartenders at a Queens strip club back in August 2018. The alleged victims were sisters Baddie Gi and 6ix9ine‘s current girlfriend Jade. Both… Read More Cardi B Could Face Harsher Charges in Strip Club Assault Case
To scammers, your Social Security number is a gold-plated and diamond-encrusted asset, and now they have a new way to try to steal yours and get paid. Consumer advocates are raising an alert about a twist to an old impostor phone scam. It’s called the “Social Security impostor scam.” A blog at the Federal Trade Commission recently wrote:… Read More Social Security impostor scam: It’s growing, and this is how it works
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a $13.1 million settlement for a man framed by police for murder. Jamal Trulove spent more than six years in prison for a 2007 murder before being acquitted in a 2015 retrial. “And trust me I’m not done with them by a long shot!!” a profile… Read More San Francisco To Pay $13.1 Million To Man Framed By Police For Murder
People in Colorado still remember John Hickenlooper’s crack after the state legalized marijuana, a move he opposed: “Don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.” But Mr. Hickenlooper, the governor at the time of the 2012 initiative allowing recreational use of cannabis, eventually changed his mind. He acknowledged that fears of increased use by… Read More Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites 2020 Democrats
Michael Jackson’s damaged reputation began to recover the day he died. The lurid accusations of child molestation that had dogged him for years fell to the background as fans around the world celebrated the entertainer who had gone from pop prodigy to global superstar over a four-decade career. Flash mobs from Stockholm to the Philippines… Read More HBO Film Revives Lurid Claims, Imperiling Thriving Michael Jackson Estate
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. Chicago police announced late Wednesday that felony criminal charges against Smollett have been approved by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He faces up to three years in prison if convicted. “Detectives will make contact with [Smollett’s] legal… Read More Jussie Smollett charged with a felony for allegedly filing a false police report
Equifax’s data breach on Sept. 7, 2017, stunned markets and American consumers, but where the data of those 143 million people disappeared to has remained a mystery. CNBC talked to experts, intelligence officials, dark web data “hunters” and Equifax to discover where they expect the data has gone, and what it is being used for.… Read More The great Equifax mystery: 17 months later, the stolen data has never been found, and experts are starting to suspect a spy scheme
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