A judge in California has finally done what the former Republican Governor lacked the spine to accomplish: Stop an egregious effort by the state legislature to further restrict the Second Amendment liberties of the people of “the Golden State.”
The military lawyer for alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning claims that the government is punishing the prisoner before he's even had his trial by jury, including six months of isolation that may violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments." Manning faces several military charges of passing large amounts of classified information to the Internet whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
Viktor Bout, 44, the infamous Russian international arms dealer dubbed the “merchant of death,” with ties to Marxist and Islamist terrorist groups, made his first pre-trial federal court appearance on Friday, Jan. 21, in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.
This past week, the red-carpet arrival of Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), marked the beginning of the first full all-out Sino-U.S. summit in 13 years. President Hu was welcomed to the United States by Vice President Joe Biden, before the two left for the White House to meet with President Barack Obama.
On Friday, January 14 President Obama announced that he plans on easing trade and travel relations with Communist Cuba, including making it easier for U.S. citizens to travel directly to the island from American airports. The President added that he had instructed the relevant government departments to allow religious groups and students to travel to the communist-run island.