The city of Louisville braced for a second night of unrest after two police personnel were shot and consequently wounded as demonstrators protested against a grand jury’s decision to not bring homicide charges against any of the officers who were involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor. Robert Schroeder, the Police Chief said he expects protests to go on through the weekend.
As President Donald Trump prepares to announce a candidate to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, Democrats are planning to introduce legislation that would limit the term of a Supreme Court judge to 18 years. Rep. Ro Khanna is the lead sponsor of the bill, which is expected to be tabled next week. He said it was important to ensure all presidents have ’an equal chance to appoint justices.’
Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee told reporters that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had ’absolutely’ cleared the path for her legal career. Sen. Harris credited Justice Ginsburg with having broken many barriers, and she was known for cogent and strongly worded dissents on the bench. Ms. Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87 due to pancreatic cancer.
President Trump on Friday assailed the BLM movement as an ’an extreme socialist’ organization that is harmful to black Americans. ’This is an unusual name for an organization whose ideology and tactics are right now destroying many Black lives’, Trump said during a campaign event planned to court black voters. At one point, Trump referred to BLM organizers as ’fools’.
A Trafalgar Group survey found that President Donald Trump is leading his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the race for presidency by 0.7% in Michigan. The poll showed Trump has the backing of 46.7% of likely voters, while Joe Biden is at 46%. According to the poll, just 3.2 percent of respondents said they were undecided.
Florida is lifting all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars effective immediately, with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) saying he is also prohibiting local governments from closing businesses or imposing any restrictions without justification. ’There will not be limitations from the state of Florida,’ DeSantis said during a press conference Friday.
Citing that a shortened schedule would produce inaccurate results, a federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at September-end and ordered the once-a-decade count of every US resident to continue until October 31. Civil rights groups and local governments sued the Census Bureau arguing that a shortened schedule would undercount residents in minority and hard-to-count communities.
Congressional Democrats have demanded new rules as they are reportedly unhappy with the time-honored practice of Supreme Court justices receiving lifetime appointments. In lieu of this, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna is set to introduce a bill seeking to put term limits on the Justices, who now serve for life. Rep. Khanna, of California, has described his concept as a ’balm for the nation’.
A new ABC News-Washington Post poll has revealed that nearly 57 percent of respondents are in favor of the next president filling the vacancy in the Supreme Court created after the death of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg’s death has set off a partisan battle, with the Democrats urging President Trump to delay filling the vacancy during the election year.
President Donald Trump continued to raise doubts about whether he would leave office if he loses the election. On Thursday he said in regards to the election ’there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation.’ He also said that the election in states where ballots are mailed to registered voters will be a ’disaster’.
As per a report by CNN, multiple senior Republican sources have revealed that President Donald Trump is keen on choosing Amy Coney Barrett as the new Supreme Court Justice. However, the sources also cautioned that there is a possibility that the President might make some last minute changes. The President will reportedly make the announcement on Saturday afternoon.
Senator Doug Jones announced that he would not support confirming a Supreme Court nominee before the presidential election in November. Sen. Jones, however, appeared to leave the door open to supporting a nominee during the lame-duck session, in case a winner has been settled. He further said that if Mr. Trump wins the election, he would ’evaluate any pending or future nominee on their merits’.
A lawsuit which was filed by House Democrats and which challenged the authority of the Trump administration to use military funds for a border wall was revived by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. on Friday. A lower court’s decision on the case was overturned by the appeals court in a 3-0 decision. The case will now be sent back to the trial court level.
H.R. McMaster, the former National Security Adviser has lauded President Trump’s policy towards China. The former NSA described the policy as ’long overdue’, and said this was the most ’significant’ shift in US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Mr. McMaster said that while ’we all want China to rise’, China is exporting its aggressive and mercantilist agenda to the world.
Democrats are reportedly planning to focus on healthcare in the upcoming confirmation battle over President Donald Trump’s pending Supreme Court nominee. The same was confirmed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. The President and other leaders of the GOP have indicated that they intend to move forward with filling the court’s vacancy.
Three Fox News polls, which were released on Thursday, have claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Nevada and Pennsylvania, with the race much closer in Ohio. Biden holds a 52-41 lead in Nevada, while he leads Trump 50-45 percent in Ohio. In Pennsylvania, Biden holds a 51-44 percent advantage over the President.
Police in Ohio tased and arrested a woman after she was found not wearing a face mask at a grade-school football game. The woman was sitting in the bleachers with her mother, and got into an altercation with a police officer regarding mask wearing. A video of the incident shows the woman resisting for nearly two minutes, with the cop trying to handcuff her, before he eventually used his Taser.