Black men who try to avoid an encounter with Boston police by fleeing may have a legitimate reason to do so -- and should not be deemed suspicious -- according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
In its ruling, the court made two major findings: The justices said police didn't have the right to stop Warren in the first place, and the fact that he ran away shouldn't be used against him. read more
Namon O'Neal "Duck" Hoggle died in Selma last week, at the age of 81. His obit in the Selma Times-Journal told of his success in business, and his many friends.
Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman served as an honorary pallbearer at his funeral. So did Probate Judge Kimbrough Ballard.
Hoggle, you see, was an upstanding member of his community.
You'd be hard-pressed to know he was a suspect in a civil rights slaying. He was the last of the men thought to have bashed in the skull of Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. James Reeb in 1965.
A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring federal government agencies from taking action against school districts that don't follow the Obama administration's guidance on transgender bathroom policies in schools. The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by Texas and several other states challenging the Obama administration's interpretation of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools, colleges and universities. The administration interprets Title IX to include discrimination based on gender identity.
The former national security adviser for both Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney let loose this morning on the irresponsibility of giving Donald Trump the keys to nuclear warfare. John Noonan, a devout #NeverTrumper who is now a national security analyst and commentator, tweeted that electing Trump as president has consequences that threaten global peace.
NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court Thursday said prosecutors cannot force U.S. companies like Microsoft to turn over customer emails and other data stored on servers overseas -- a ruling the government suggested could hamper national security investigations.
The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a lower court's contempt finding against Microsoft for not handing over a customer's emails stored in Ireland. Federal prosecutors wanted the material for use in a drug trafficking investigation.