Supreme Court Allows Full Trump Travel Ban
On Monday, The US Supreme Court allowed the newest version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban was previously blocked by lower courts in two separate challenges.
This is the first time The US Supreme Court justices have allowed any version of the ban to go forward in its entireness.
The Trump administration has fought all year to impose the travel ban so this comes as a temporary win. The most recent ban issued in September placed restrictions on: Iran, North Korea, Libya, Chad, Venezuela, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
Sentencing Under Way For Ex Cop In Walter Scott Shooting
ABC News- A several-day sentencing hearing is underway to determine the fate of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager, who has pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights offense in the shooting death of unarmed black man Walter Scott.
Slager could face up to life in prison. The sentence is at the discretion of the judge.
Slager, who is white, went on trial for the murder of Scott, an unarmed black man, after a traffic stop on April 4, 2015, while Slager was an officer with North Charleston’s police department. Witness video that surfaced shortly after the encounter appeared to show the moment Slager fatally shot Scott as he ran away. He was fired from the force after the shooting.
Slager was charged in South Carolina with murder and pleaded not guilty. During the murder trial, Slager’s attorney said his client shot Scott because he was in fear for his life. In 2016, the case ended in a mistrial. The state retrial and federal trial were expected to take place this year, but instead, in May Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott’s civil rights in federal court, ending the federal case against
Meek Mill’s Battle With Judge Enters Another Ugly Round
On Monday, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley decision was released as the judge ordered to deny bail for Mill. The order called Mill a “dangerous” flight risk was dated on Friday and became public Monday.
In her seven-page opinion, Brinkley noted that under state law, “when a sentence of more than two years is imposed there is no constitutional right to bail pending resolution of post-sentence motions or direct appeal. Bail may be set solely at the discretion of the trial court.”