'We got this': American left galvanized by death of RBG
Washington (AFP) - The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded a warning for American progressives, thousands of whom -- wracked with ever-deepening concern for the future -- gathered Saturday outside the Supreme Court in Washington to honor the late justice.As evening fell with a sudden September chill, a constant stream of families and young people gathered for a second night -- just 45 days from the US presidential election -- to pay homage to the progressive icon, affectionately referred to as "RBG.""Ruth, I didn't know you, but you affected my life in many ways," says one of many letters pla...
Trump To Pick A New Supreme Court Justice ‘Without Delay’
While the nation mourns the tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump is already moving to advance his agenda and nominate a new justice “without delay,” Trump tweeted on Saturday morning.After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Justice Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 years old. Appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsberg was the second female justice to serve on the court, dedicating her career to the fight for gender equality.But while the nation is on pause, grieving the death of one of the most prominent social justice warrior...
Trump urges GOP to fill Supreme Court vacancy 'without delay' after Ginsburg's death
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday said Republicans had an “obligation” to quickly fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.Trump, who was informed about Ginsburg’s death Friday night after a political rally in Minnesota, promised the next day to act “without delay” to fill the vacancy.“We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices,” he tweeted.White House press secretary Kay...
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Mvungi murder: five city residents sentenced to death
Dar es Salaam. Five men were on Friday September 18, sentenced to death after being convicted for the murder of a renowned constitutional lawyer and politician, Sengondo Mvungi, in November 2013.High Court Judge Seif Kulita said 16 witnesses who testified in support of the prosecution case, together with 15 exhibits, have sufficiently proved the murder charge against the five men. However, the court acquitted Juma Kangungu, 34, saying the prosecution failed to prove the murder charge against him.Those who were sentenced to death by hanging are Msigwa Matonya, 35; Mianda Mlewa – alias White – 4...
Stevie Nicks leads tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her death at 87
Stevie Nicks has led the celebrity tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The Supreme Court Justice passed away on Friday (18.09.20) at the age of 87 after suffering with pancreatic cancer and, in a touching message on Twitter, Stevie offered to induct her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.She wrote: "RBG - She was my hero. She fought for me and all women. I feel today very much like I felt on the night my own mother died. I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. My tears have not stopped since a friend tip toed into my room and said 'Stevie, Ruth died'. (No need for a last name...)"It is my ...
Covid-19: Latest death brings toll to 130; new cluster in Sabah
COVID-19 | The death toll from Covid-19 has hit 130 after one new fatality was reported today.There are also 20 new cases, of which 17 were locally acquired infections, including from a new cluster in Sabah.Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said the latest death from Covid-19 was an 82-year-old Malaysian in Kedah who developed symptoms on Sept 4.The senior citizen, who has mobility issues, was only brought to the hospital three days later after it was determined that he was a close contact to relatives who were positive cases in the Sungai cluster.Accordin...
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DIES AT 87
NPR has announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87. The death of the longtime champion of gender equality is likely to give a new twist to an already tempestuous presidential election.NPR:Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from cancer.Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death w...
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Andrew Freund Sr. pleads guilty to charges in son AJ's death, gets 30 years in prison
CHICAGO — The father of 5-year-old AJ Freund on Friday pleaded guilty to charges in connection to the Crystal Lake boy’s death and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake., whose son’s body was found in a shallow grave in April 2019, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of a child, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicidal death.He was sentenced to 11 years for aggravated battery of a child, 14 years for involuntary manslaughter and five years for concealment of a homicide.Judge Robert Wilbrandt said the charges will be served consecutively, “for the...
Making It Up 136: New York’s “death” and the luck factor
On Making It Up 136, Charis and Eugene talk about whether New York (or any city) can die. They also talk about why successful people rarely acknowledge the role of luck in their lives.Timestamps00:02:14 Is New York dead?00:31:33 Luck and successLinksMedium: NYC IS DEAD FOREVER. HERE’S WHY by James AltucherMedium: Affluence Killed New York, Not the Pandemic by Kevin BakerThe post Making It Up 136: New York’s “death” and the luck factor appeared first on MAEKAN.
Supposed 'Pro-Life' Group Endorses Anti-Mask Nonsense
Over the last five years, one thing has become almost as certain as death and taxes. Regardless of the boorishness and nonsense that Donald Trump spews almost daily, the religious right will find a way to justify its continued loyalty to him.That tone was set soon after the release of the "Access Hollywood" tapes. So what if Trump was caught on tape not just degrading women, but reveling in it? That didn't matter to the likes of Franklin Graham, Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson, and Steve Strang. No, no--what really mattered was that Trump was going to appoint judges who would roll back abortion and ...