Supreme Court And The Travel Ban, Suspending Teachers Costing Schools Millions

Trump Administration Files Papers With Supreme Court Asking For Reinstatement

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the president’s travel ban. A federal appeals court in Virginia recently upheld a ruling that blocked the ban. The revised travel ban blocks travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The travel ban was blocked because it was found to be discriminatory. It’s the second version of the travel ban. The first was also blocked by courts and the Trump administration decided to revoke it.

MTPD Searching For Teen Suspects

Metro Transit Police are searching for a group of teenage suspects. Officials say one teen is seen on camera punching a woman from behind and kicking her in the face on April 29th at the Waterfront station. The suspects are then seen running away, laughing. The victim didn’t know her attackers, and she was not seriously injured. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact MTPD.

Suspending Teachers Costing Schools Millions

Trying to save students from abuse is costing schools millions, and change could be in store. Prince George’s County schools this year have paid a combined ten-million dollars to teachers who are on paid leave pending claims of abuse. That’s an increase of almost 15-hundred percent since the school board voted two years ago to take a more aggressive approach to abuse claims.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Hearing

A Baltimore judge is scheduled to hold a hearing today on a temporary court order that prevents more medical marijuana licenses to be awarded.  The Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association is holding a “No More Delays” rally before the hearing. The group says Maryland patients have waited more than four years for access to medical cannabis.  A temporary injunction was issued at the request of Alternative Medicine Maryland, a company that was not chosen by a state commission as one of the 15 finalists to grow marijuana. The company contends the commission didn’t consider racial diversity of applicants as set in law.

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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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