Monday Afternoon News And Open Thread
the panel also seemed to agree with a lower court ruling that other provisions of Arizona’s law were "preempted" by the federal government's sole authority to regulate immigration.
The court appeared likely to reject provisions that would make it a state crime for a person to not carry immigration papers and that allows for criminal punishment of illegal immigrants who seek work in Arizona.
The bombs from Yemen were supposed to blow up in flight, according to John O. Brennan, the White House's senior counter-terrorism advisor.
Oral arguments are today in Enron's Jeff Skilling's bid to vacate and dismiss 19 counts of his conviction. The Government wants the counts upheld or to retry him. The Supreme Court ruled the honest services theory was no good, so now they are arguing over what counts are affected and what's the remedy. "Skilling was found guilty of one charge of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, 12 counts of securities fraud, five counts of making false statements to auditors, and one count of insider trading." He got 24 years.
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