- The most recent in response to the allegations that Alabama candidate for the U.S. Senate Roy Moore prior to now made sexual advances towards underage women: Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Susan Collins say they imagine the ladies and that Moore ought to step apart; greater than 50 pastors in Alabama have signed a letter in assist of Moore; and lawyer Gloria Allred has gotten concerned, representing one other girl who simply got here ahead right this moment accusing Moore of sexually assaulting her as a minor.
- Brett J. Talley, a judicial nominee of President Donald Trump’s administration, has been getting a variety of warmth for his lack of historical past as a lawyer. He has by no means tried a case. It additionally seems that he is married to a lawyer within the White Home Counsel’s Workplace, however he did not disclose this info to the Senate as a possible battle of curiosity.
- In Manila right this moment, Trump bragged about his nice relationship with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who … properly, in diplomatic information media phrasing, “faces human rights allegations associated to his crackdown on medication.” This is a little bit bit much less of a diplomatic time period from Jacob Sullum: “murderous drug warrior.”
- The Supreme Courtroom has agreed to take a few doubtlessly vital First Modification circumstances. One case will discover whether or not a state (California) can drive being pregnant clinics to offer details about abortion to sufferers. The second case will discover whether or not a state (Minnesota) can ban political buttons and badges at polling places.
- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has returned to work after struggling damaged ribs final week in an altercation with a neighbor. We nonetheless do not know the small print of what precisely occurred apart from Paul getting allegedly tackled from behind whereas mowing his yard.
- A brawl erupted when two units of undercover Detroit Cops encountered one another in a drug sting operation. The cops began preventing one another, and apparently it was all captured on physique cameras.