But the State Department earlier in September did briefly add—and then almost immediately delete—a paragraph that seemed to explain the agency’s stance on non-binary passports: “A U.S. passport does not list the bearer’s gender identity. The sex marker on your U.S. passport is based on your evidence of U.S. citizenship and identity, including a medical certification of sex change. The sex marker may not match the gender in which you identify.” … [Read more...] about Will the State Department Fight Non-Binary Passports?
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Christopher Marlowe, serving at the state's B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center for attempted second degree murder, suffers from diabetes, which makes him susceptible to serious complications should he contract Covid-19. He says the facility is not doing enough to protect him. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rejects appeal from Louisiana inmate with coronavirus concerns
A dash-camera video captured sounds of the break-in, showed Best walking in front of the car, and later showed Dunky plunging to the ground on Stockton Street, where the owner found the lifeless animal surrounded by a crowd. Best denied breaking into the car, but had a record of smash-and-grab break-ins, including one at the same garage in 2016 that resulted in a sentence of probation. … [Read more...] about Conviction overturned: Woman who threw Chihuahua to its death in SF entitled to new trial
The charges filed in Leavenworth County, Kansas, District Court against Jason Randell Westrem, of Houston City, Missouri, include four counts of firing into an occupied vehicle, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated endangerment of a child. Two children were passengers in a vehicle that came under fire Wednesday on the Centennial Bridge near Fort Leavenworth. … [Read more...] about Missouri man charged with 9 felonies in bridge shooting
As the First Circuit's decision notes, Connecticut's pardon system is substantively identical to that in Georgia – and in four other states, Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina and Utah. The BIA accepts pardons from Alabama and Georgia as satisfying the Pardon Waiver Clause, and accepted Connecticut pardons until three years ago. The First Circuit decision is Thompson v. Barr, no. 18-1823 (1st Cir. 5/21/20). … [Read more...] about Federal Court Reverses Immigration Court Decision Denying Pardon