Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is threatening to hold up the National Defense Authorization Act if the bill does not include his amendment that would expand compensation for victims of radiation exposure from the federal government’s atomic bomb tests.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about double jeopardy in criminal prosecutions. The case centers around a man from Georgia who was convicted and acquitted of different homicide and assault charges and whether he can be prosecuted again.
The issue of double jeopardy will be front and center Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court. The question, can a criminal defendant be prosecuted again for a similar crime after they were previously acquitted?
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson drafted a two-part, short term funding bill to keep parts of the government open through early 2024 but the bill doesn’t include aid to Israel or Ukraine. It also doesn’t include spending cuts that hard right republican’s want.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported Thursday that there has been an ‘unprecedented’ increase in complaints of anti-Muslim or anti-Arab bias in the month since the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas.
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