Appeals Court Considers Revised Travel Ban, Three Killed, One Injured In Suitland Parkway Crash,

Appeals Court Considers Revised Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in Seattle is considering President Trump’s revised immigrant travel ban. In oral arguments today, acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall insisted that the President has a right to make decisions about who enters the U.S. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing whether the revised executive order discriminates against Muslims. Two months ago, a federal judge in Hawaii temporarily halted the executive order.

 

Supreme Court Declines To Consider NC Voter ID Law

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will not hear North Carolina’s appeal of a lower court ruling that said its legislature discriminated against minorities with its voter ID law. Republicans asked the high court to overturn the lower court ruling and revive the law. In declining to consider the issue, the Supreme Court noted that it is not an opinion on the merits of the case. North Carolina was one of a number of Republican-led states to pass strict voter ID laws in the past few years. The law required that certain forms of government-issued photo IDs be presented by voters, like a driver’s license, but not public assistance cards.

Three Killed, One Injured In Suitland Parkway Crash

Three people are dead after a crash in Forestville. Prince George’s County officials say two vehicles collided and caught fire around 4:00 this morning on Suitland Parkway at Forestville Road. Three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Shelby Trial Continues

The manslaughter trial of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby is entering its second week. The defense began presenting its case Friday and called several witnesses to the stand. Shelby is accused of shooting and killing Terence Crutcher during an altercation in Tulsa last September.

Kevin Durant Donating $60K For Seat Pleasant Courts

NBA superstar Kevin Durant may in the middle of a playoff push, but that isn’t stopping him from giving back to his hometown. Durant is back home in Prince George’s County today to unveil new basketball courts at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center. The 28-year-old donated nearly 60-thousand dollars to the project, while his personal charity worked with Nike for over a year to design the new outdoor area. Durant honed his skills on those very same courts when he was growing up in the DC area.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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