By: Mike Cason
Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value.
Late Monday afternoon, Hubbard reported to the Lee County Jail where he was booked. Continue reading
By: Warner Todd Huston
Despite being cashiered out of the Navy Reserve for testing positive for cocaine, Vice President Joe Biden’s son is still being allowed to practice law and won’t lose his Connecticut law license.
Late last week the Wall Street Journal reported that in February of this year Hunter Biden, 44, tested positive for cocaine during a drug test administered by the Navy and was immediately discharged from the Navy Reserve. Continue reading
By: Jason Reed
Facebook is fighting back after learning that the DEA created a fake account using the information of a woman whose cellphone had been seized (that information included provocative photos from her phone, as well as photos of some of her family members).
The agency was using this account to interact with suspected criminals. While the woman, named Sondra Arquiett, had at one point been arrested as a suspect in a drug ring, she was put on probation instead of serving time. Later she learned her likeness was being used on a Facebook page that was not her own (in fact, she didn’t even have an account) and that information and photos from her seized phone were used to create the profile. Arquiett is sueing the DEA and the specific agent who created the profile with her information. Continue reading
By: Frances Burns
A Pennsylvania law drafted after convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke at a college ceremony allows lawsuits against inmates for “mental anguish.”
Gov. Tom Corbett signed the law Tuesday. A recorded address by Abu-Jamal, serving a life sentence for killing a Philadelphia police officer, was played at a commencement ceremony at Goddard College in Vermont. Continue reading