Donald Trump's campaign and top Republican Party officials plan what one person called a "come to Jesus" meeting on Friday in Orlando to discuss the Republican nominee's struggling campaign. read more
Susan Collins, a Republican who's been in the Senate since 1997, said she is not going to vote for Donald Trump as president, finding him unsuitable for office "based on his disregard for the precept of treating others with respect, an idea that should transcend politics." "I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president," she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday night. "This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country." read more
Final day of this session of the Supreme Court. Rulings expected in
Voisine v. United States: misdemeanor assaults on their respective domestic partners. Federal law prohibits the possession of firearms and ammunition by individuals who have previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Voisine and Armstrong contend their convictions aren't valid because domestic violence may be merely reckless, rather than intentional.
Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: A challenge to Texas' TRAP laws, requiring doctors who perform abortions to have privileges to admit patients to a local hospital & that abortion clinics meet outpatient surgical centers requirements.
McDonnell v. United States (argued April 27, 2016). Yeah, Virginia Gov, Bob McDonnell and whether he was wrongfully convicted of all those corruption, bribe, quid pro quo things. read more
A Florida assistant state's attorney has been suspended for comments on Facebook attacking the entire city of Orlando. Michael Lewis wrote, "Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you. Disney does everything in its power to shield visitors of Disney from its northern blight. That doesn't change reality. Disney may be the happiest place on earth but Orlando is a national embarassment. If this is an act of domestic terrorist it is so important that we don't publish the religion, name, or motive of the terrorist as not to offend anyone." read more
About 50 people were killed another 53 wounded after a gunman opened fire early Sunday at Pulse, an Orlando gay night club. Police killed a gunman around 5 a.m. this morning. The shooting started around 2 a.m. at the South Orange Avenue club near downtown. Someone posted on the club's Facebook page at 2:09 a.m., "Everyone get out of Pulse and keep running." One man responded an hour later, "I was there. Shooter opened fire at around 2:00am. People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran." read more