Marijuana Moment: Legislation to study marijuana from dispensaries moves to Biden's desk.
KXII: Two former Oklahoma officers found guilty of second-degree murder in tasing-related death.
The jury says Brandon Dingman and Joshua Taylor are guilty of murdering Jared Lakey and recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison.
After the decision was made, they were taken into custody of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.
The Wilson man was tased 53 times by the officers when they tried to restrain him two years ago.
North Carolina Health News: Evidence-based reentry resources needed for sicker incarcerated population, researchers say.
There has been little funding directed at studying the process of reentering society after incarceration, said Evan Ashkin, professor of family medicine at the school of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, research suggests that support from peers, people who have been through similar experiences, during reentry is beneficial for people leaving incarceration.
Ashkin, the founder of NC FIT, which connects formerly incarcerated people with health needs to health care services and other reentry resources, says employing community health workers, people with lived experience with incarceration, to help connect people to the right services is “the only reason” NC FIT works.
Reentering society after incarceration, whether it be after a week-long detainment at the local jail or over a decade in prison, can be a challenge — especially since incarcerated people are frequently sicker than the general population, with higher rates of diseases such as diabetes or hepatitis C.
Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court ponders feds' bid to block Muslims' civil rights suit.
The justices must decide whether to reject the bulk of the claims based on the government's so-called state secrets privilege, a legal doctrine sometimes asserted when national security interests are invoked. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2020 ruled against the FBI on that point, though the Supreme Court could overturn that decision.
Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch said there is "a pretty good argument" that the government is using the state secrets privilege as a way to block the lawsuit without giving the allegations a full airing.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer said it would be premature to dismiss the claims without the trial judge getting a chance to properly review certain documents related to the case.
"My point is there should be a way to look at the information...and decide what to do," Breyer said.
HuffPost: Pillow Guy promises U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit to "pull down" the 2020 election.
Mike Lindell, a potential witness in the U.S. House select committee’s investigation of the Capitol riot, said that his 96-hour broadcast will coincide with his filing of a long-promised lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court that will “pull down” the 2020 election and will run from midnight of the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through midnight Sunday.
“We are going to show every single piece of evidence,” he said.
That period happens to coincide with “Black Friday” and the adjacent weekend ― typically the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, but Lindell said none of the programming would contain any advertising for his MyPillow line of products.
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