US Capitol Police Get New Chief

A decorated former Maryland police chief has been appointed to head the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), the law enforcement agency has announced. Tom Manger, who has worked in policing for 42 years, including as police chief in Montgomery County, Maryland, and in Fairfax County, Virginia, will on Jan. 23 assume command as the new chief […]

Federal Court Rules CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Is Unlawful

A federal court on Friday ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority by halting evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cincinnati-based U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed (pdf) with a lower court ruling that said the CDC engaged in federal overreach with the eviction moratorium, which […]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan backs Cheney in fight with McCarthy, House GOP over Jan. 6: report – Fox News

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he supports Rep. Liz Cheney in her spat with House Republicans and plans to support her reelection effort – which former President Donald Trump is vocally opposing – in an interview with “The Takeout” podcast on CBS released Friday.  “I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Liz … Read more

Will Democrats Commit Political Suicide – Again? – JURIST – Commentary – Legal News & Commentary – JURIST

Bryan H. Wildenthal, Professor Emeritus at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego), explains why time is running perilously short for Democrats, as well as Republicans, to step back from the political abyss, protect voting rights, end partisan gerrymandering, and safeguard the foundations of American constitutional democracy … I am a Democrat and a strong … Read more

Russia designates media outlet, reporters as foreign agents – Minneapolis Star Tribune

MOSCOW — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as “foreign agents” Friday, raising pressure on the country’s independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry said it added the online news site Insider and five journalists to the list of “foreign agents,” a label that envisages additional government … Read more