"There is absolutely no reason for the government to rush forward with such a reckless and dangerous plan," an ACLU attorney said.
The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with a law firm to sue Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials in order to delay a federal execution that's scheduled to be carried out later this month, claiming it is unsafe because of coronavirus. The execution is the second of four that the government has scheduled for this summer and which the ACLU argues could become "super-spreader events," according to the ACLU. The plaintiffs are hoping to postpone the federal execution of Wesley Purkey -- scheduled for July 15 -- arguing that Purkey's witness and spiritual minister, Rev. Seigen Hartkemeyer, a 68-year-old Buddhist priest with lung-related illnesses, would be...
- 2020-07-01 20:44:20Z
As we head into the rest of the summer and toward the election, here is a look back at what happened in June of 2020
- 2020-07-01 13:00:22Z
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- So here we are again, back where this presidency began: Trump and Russia. Russia and Trump.News that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying bounties for killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and that President Donald Trump was briefed about it and took no action, is the latest shocking/unsurprising twist in a long and sordid saga. Some day, perhaps, the American people will learn why Trump is so subservient to Putin. Meanwhile, another important question is how far Putin is willing to go to help Trump get re-elected.It's perplexing that, four years after Trump was privately pleading for Kremlin approval to build a tower in Moscow while publicly insisting that...
- World/Latin America
- 2020-06-30 14:23:55Z
Ian Prior, former Department of Justice deputy director of public affairs, says Attorney General Bill Barr is a threat to the deep state, not the rule of law.
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