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California Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of James Fayed

California Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of James FayedThe California Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of the former owner of a gold-trading firm who argued there were errors in his original death penalty trial. ….. Read More.UPI – United States | United States NewsFri, April 3, 202013 hours ago



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Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court

Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals courtU.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington. ….. Read More.REUTERS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, April 3, 202016 hours ago


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Supreme Court postpones April oral arguments over coronavirus

Supreme Court postpones April oral arguments over coronavirusThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and is considering alternative options for handling the various outstanding cases. ….. Read More.REUTERS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, April 3, 202014 hours ago


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Detroit’s Plan to Make Sure Redevelopment Boosts the Whole City

Detroit’s Plan to Make Sure Redevelopment Boosts the Whole CityIn 2018, Ford Motor Company bought the Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s former train depot and most majestic ruin. Opened in 1913, closed in 1988, the train station stood abandoned for 30 years, haunted by vandals and urban explorers.Today, the automaker is spending $350 million to renovate the 18-story Beaux Arts station into the centerpiece of a new $740 million innovation campus where the company will develop electric and autonomous vehicles. Offices will move into upper floors, stores and restaurants into the soaring lobby.And residents of Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood won’t simply watch as prosperity rises around them.Ford, after negotiating with Corktown neighbors and the city, has agreed to pay for $10 million in projects to benefit the neighborhoods around the old depot. It will fund more than $4 million for career training programs, pay $2.5 million to an affordable housing fund…


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ICE Detention Facility Sued Over Possible COVID-19 Threat to Immigrant Detainees

ICE Detention Facility Sued Over Possible COVID-19 Threat to Immigrant DetaineesYale Law School’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, along with Lawyers for Civil Rights, have organized and filed a class-action suit on behalf of 147 plaintiffs against a variety of county and federal officials associated with the Bristol County, Massachusetts, House of Corrections and the C. Carlos Carreiro Detention Center, a federal ICE facility. The suit is demanding the humanitarian release of immigrant prisoners thought to be threatened by COVID-19. The suit also seeks an injunction against locking up any new detainees in the facilities. In a filing in the case, the plaintiffs insist that “more than two-thirds of the 147 putative class members have never been convicted of any crime of violence; more than one-third have never been convicted of any crime at all; and approximately one-third have medical conditions that Defendant acknowledges may make them especially vulnerable…


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