The Department of Defense officially announced today it was ending its blanket ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.
- Iowa's Supreme Court ruled that ex-offenders convicted of felonies in that state can be permanently stripped of their right to vote.
- Fears of an active shooter situation at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland turned out to be somebody being fooled by an active shooter drill.
- Japan's Supreme Court has upheld the mass surveillance of Muslims living in the country.
- A federal judge has blocked a law in Indiana that forbid women from seeking abortions on the basis of a fetus's genetic abnormalities.
- Republicans may allow a House vote on a bill to try to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns, but it will likely offer much more due process than what Democrats want.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall
The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle.