Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan, a sharp blow to an ambitious program that Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies. As a result, as many as five million undocumented immigrants will not be shielded from deportation… [Read More]

CBC CHAIRMAN G. K. BUTTERFIELD APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following the Supreme Court decision to uphold affirmative action programs at the University of Texas at Austin:   “The CBC applauds today’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case that would have otherwise had a devastating impact… [Read More]

Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

June 23, 2016

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams… [Read More]

US Supreme Court Deadlocks on DAPA & DACA+, Community Vows to Keep Fighting

June 23, 2016

Voces de la Frontera and allied organizations will hold three press conferences in Wisconsin today to hear from immigrant families and supporters. Milwaukee press conference: 12pm today at 1027 South 5th Street in Milwaukee with allied organizations including: LULAC, Centro Hispano, Southside Organizing Committee Green Bay press conference: 5pm at St. Willebrord Parish, 209 South Adams Street, Green… [Read More]

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah convicted

June 22, 2016

Like son, like father. A federal jury on Tuesday convicted longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.)  of bribery, mail fraud and 27 other charges that could lead him to join his son, Chaka Fattah, Jr., in prison where he is currently serving a five year sentence for fraud and tax charges. The 59-year-old Fattah… [Read More]

7 Women Indicted in Massive Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

June 16, 2016

Attorney General Matt Denn announced today the arrests and indictments of seven former state of Delaware employees for theft of federal money. All seven were employed by the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and were responsible for issuing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, and three previous arrests were also related to the same… [Read More]

Toddler Dragged by Alligator Into Lake at Disney Resort in Florida, Search Underway

June 15, 2016

A search is underway for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged by an alligator into the water Tuesday evening at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened around 9 p.m. and, despite the hours-long search for the boy, officials remain optimistic. . “We are… [Read More]

President Barack Obama & Sanders pledges to work with Clinton to defeat Trump

June 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders on Thursday emerged from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and vowed to work together with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November. Warning that a Trump presidency would be a “disaster,” the Vermont senator — who pledged to continue his White House bid even after Clinton became the Democratic… [Read More]

Taxes on Prince’s Estate Could Be Half Cash Value, Says Trustee

June 9, 2016

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide ruled today that Bremer Trust, the special administrator appointed for Prince’s estate, may employ “entertainment industry experts “to advise and assist” the administrator in its duties, which the court acknowledges will include taking ” all prudent steps to monetize” the late singer’s intellectual property and raising “funds necessary for… [Read More]

Hillary Clinton made history Monday night

June 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton made history Monday night — a landmark achievement she marked in the most muted way possible. The news that she had clinched the Democratic nomination for president and would become the first female presumptive nominee of a major party in the life of the United States unfolded fitfully, not with a bang but… [Read More]