Roy Oliver, the fired Balch Springs police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards as he was driving away from a party, was arrested on a murder charge Friday night.
Oliver, 37, turned himself in at the Parker County Jail, but it was unclear if he remained in custody. Bond was set at $300,000. If convicted of murder, he faces up to life in prison.
Today, Lawfare is launching a detailed, annotated set of links laying out the known facts about L'Affaire Russe. We will keep this resource page updated as new facts, stories, documents, and statements emerge. Here, however, we want to consider a higher-altitude, more speculative question: What does it all mean? What possible explanations might make sense of the bewildering facts that have been reported? Are we dealing with Fake News or a Manchurian President -- or something in between? read more
A Palm Beach County commissioner and a state House member clinched their seats last year by stepping into voters' homes and helping them fill out their mail-in ballots, a Palm Beach Post investigation has found.
Our high tech devices - and therefore our economy - are all powered by something called rare earth metals. These are exotic substances that are, as the name says, quite rare. And with our national defense so heavily dependent on rare earth metals, it's a real problem that our main source of them is China.
That's why a new bill from Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-California, makes sense. His bill would set aside funding to develop domestic sources of rare earth metals.
WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a complaint with the Alabama State Bar against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking it to investigate a potential rules violation after Sessions made false statements during sworn testimony at his confirmation hearing for attorney general.