WJI's daily reads for Nov. 20-21, 2021
The Washington Post: Why is the U.S. Justice Department fighting more oversight?
NBC: Could Kyle Rittenhouse face civil penalties despite acquittals in the criminal case?
Star Tribune: President Biden has pardoned turkeys, but no people.
Following the lead of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, Biden is just letting requests sit. While some cases have been closed administratively (largely where people are simply not eligible), not a single case has been resolved up or down through presidential action.
The New York Times: Judge tries to block coverage of Times' coverage of Project Veritas.
“This ruling is unconstitutional and sets a dangerous precedent,” Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, wrote in a statement on Thursday.
“When a court silences journalism, it fails its citizens and undermines their right to know,” Mr. Baquet wrote. “The Supreme Court made that clear in the Pentagon Papers case, a landmark ruling against prior restraint blocking the publication of newsworthy journalism. That principle clearly applies here. We are seeking an immediate review of this decision.”
NBC: The family of Elijah McClain, who was killed by police, settle with Aurora, CO. for $15 million.
The settlement with McClain’s family is among the highest ever, and comparable to other recent high-profile deaths of Black people who died during interactions with police.
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