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North Carolina House GOP Overrides Governor's Veto By Bypassing Democrats
North Carolina Republican lawmakers abruptly voted Wednesday morning to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper s veto of the state budget, sparking chaos in the chamber by bypassing Democratic lawmakers, the latest in a series of obstructionist moves by Republicans in the state. Dozens of Democratic state House representatives weren t present for the vote, according to The Associated Press . Republican leadership had told them there were not going to be any v ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Supreme Court Rules Trump Administration Can Enforce Asylum Restrictions
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Trump administration may go forward with new limits on migrants seeking asylum at the border while those restrictions are challenged in court. Under the new policy, officials can deny asylum to many migrants unless they can show they previously tried and failed to obtain asylum in another country along their way to the U.S. The Supreme Court s temporary order comes two days after a federal judge reinstated ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
White House Wanted NOAA To Lie About Hurricane Forecast To Appease Trump: Report
The White House reportedly wanted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to contradict scientists saying Alabama would not be struck by Hurricane Dorian after President Donald Trump continued to falsely claim the state was in the storm s path. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to have NOAA repudiate forecasters who pushed back on Trump s claim, according to a report by The New York Times. The s ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Twitter Users Mock Trump's Parenting Skills After He Says Melania 'Has A Son'
Donald Trump may be so focused on making America great again that he forgot he s a dad. At least it seemed that way on Wednesday when the president met with reporters to discuss, among other things, the crackdown on vaping . After Trump said he viewed vaping as a source of American jobs, he pointed to his wife, first lady Melania Trump , and said she was instrumental in getting him involved in the issue. But the way he said it had heads shaking. That s how ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Judge In Brock Turner Case Fired From New Job As Girls Tennis Coach
Aaron Persky , the former judge in the Brock Turner sexual assault case, has lost his new job as a high school girls tennis coach following swift criticism from the community. Effective September 11, 2019, Mr. Persky s employment with the District as the Junior Varsity Girls Tennis coach has ended, Rachel Zlotziver, a spokesperson for the Fremont Union High School District, told HuffPost Wednesday night. Persky was hired last week to coach tennis at Lynbro ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
The Secret Courts Companies Use To Evade Justice
Politicians like to talk, often vaguely, about the rigged system. A report released Tuesday offers clear insight into how big companies actually do the rigging Forced arbitration , requiring consumers and workers to sign away their right to take a grievance to public court. Women with sexual harassment claims, consumers who ve been unfairly charged extra fees by their bank, restaurant servers accusing their employer of wage theft These are just a few of th ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use
As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , a new UCL study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence. The systematic review, published in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis , finds that the active components of cannabis, called cannabinoids, may hold promise as a treatment for PTSD, particularly for reducing nightmares and helping people sleep, but more research is needed to determine w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than het...
September 4, 2019 -- Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, according to a study just published at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Gay lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past year medical marijuana use than heterosexual women. While previous research has explored the association between state-level medical marijuana laws MMLs and marijuana ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Is childhood criminal justice exposure associated with risk of poor adult ment...
Bottom Line A childhood history of both personal involvement in the juvenile justice system and parental incarceration was associated with a greater likelihood of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder in young adulthood compared to peers without those experiences in this observational study. And, having either one of those experiences with the criminal justice system as a child was associated with risk of adverse mental health outcomes. Thi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Racial disparity in Houston's pretrial population
There has been no shortage of discourse surrounding racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. In fact, the need to address these inequities have emerged as a central tenet of most viable criminal justice reform efforts. However, missing from the ongoing dialogue concerning race, crime, and justice, are attempts to evolve from the mere documentation of disparity s presence to action through empirically informed policy recommendations, pr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
How the justice system can affect physical, mental health
New research from North Carolina State University finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one s physical health, even if the conviction doesn t lead to jail time. The study also confirms previous work finding that being arrested is associated with adverse mental health outcomes, even if an individual isn t ultimately charged with a crime. Many people often think of low-level interactions with the justice system as being incons ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Police less proactive after negative public scrutiny, study says
AUSTIN, Texas -- Public safety officers know that their profession could draw them into the line of fire at any moment, as it did recently for six officers wounded in a shooting standoff in Philadelphia. Yet, in an age when cellphone videos of police misconduct can go viral, the new social phenomenon of cop shaming is causing performance problems in police departments nationwide. According to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The Universi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26