Most people are likely aware that cases in the decisions made by a jury must be unanimous to convict or to acquit. If the jury does not reach a unanimous decision it is called a hung jury, and the result is a mistrial.
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The Connecticut Supreme Court revived a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Remington Arms by families of nine Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. The case was originally protected by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which was introduced in 2005 under President Bush. Section 2(b)1 of the PLCAA states the purpose of the act is “To prohibit causes of action against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms or ammunition products, and their trade associations, for the harm solely caused by the criminal or unlawful misuse of firearm products or ammunition products by others when the product functioned as designed and intended”.
The 2020 Presidential Election is coming up, and Democrats at the moment have a large group of candidates looking to secure their party's nomination. Many of them are changing their political stances as the party becomes more and more progressive. Many of them are resorting to those infamous, stiff-politician popularity stunts like having a beer on a live video or claiming to have smoked pot in college while listening to rap music (a sure-fire way to spot a true politician). Without further ado, here are my top candidates for this upcoming election.
On March 8, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws by restricting compensation of student athletes. Wilken ruled schools may offer additional compensation, as long as it is related to education.
The 2020 elections are approaching ever so quickly. While Democrats have failed to nail down solid candidates, Donald Trump has actually been working hard to secure votes from both sides.
About a month after Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won the race for Senate against Martha McSally, another seat will pop up. Jon Kyl, the former Arizona Senator who was appointed to late Senator John McCain’s seat, will step down from the position in January, leaving the seat vacant. Gov. Doug Ducey must now fill this seat, and McSally seems to be the front runner for the job.
Trump may have been afraid of a bit of rain and clueless on how to handle the California wildfire situation, but he has taken the first step to reforming some of the policies within our prisons.
The idea of a cut and balanced budget always seems to be the battle cry for the conservative. I, a left-leaning liberal, agree with the premise but disagree with the execution of the idea by the GOP. The GOP is well known for making cuts to healthcare, education and benefits to the unemployed. On the flip side they allow defense and government institution budgets to skyrocket out of control. By no means is the GOP the party of small government and economic freedom, but rather the party of self-interest and window peepers. Let’s take a look at what can be cut and recognize this recovered money could go towards the previously mentioned healthcare, education and benefits to the unemployed.
Regardless of what many Americans may believe, conservatives also believe that their healthcare is important. Everyone can agree that the American healthcare system is broken and something must be done. What opposing parties just cannot really agree on is what is broken and how to fix it.
Americans were alarmed Wednesday when they realized that Donald Trump can send direct messages to every phone in the United States, alarmed enough to cause three New Yorkers to file a lawsuit against President Trump and FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long. The New Yorkers stated in their suit that Trump’s "rise to power was facilitated by weaponized disinformation that he broadcast into the public information sphere via Twitter in addition to traditional mass media." Though a suit seems a bit much, many of us are skeptical of what is going to be pushed on the newly formed alert system.
Chances are, you have seen them scattered upon the floor more frequently than cigarette butts in recent times. You’ll see someone pull the small device out of their pocket and return it just as quickly. You probably know someone who uses one on a day-to-day basis; chances are, you use one on a day-to-day basis. JUUL controls about 70% of the e-cigarette market according to Nielsen data, and is now worth around $16 billion according to Bloomberg. Like any other thriving company, the government wants to sink its claws into the business and either destroy it or extort what it believes to be its fair share. This action, of course, must be disguised as care for its citizens to justify any interference in a company's operations in the so-called “free market."
“I’m not saying Apple is being evil and deliberately setting out to design phones that injure women by being too big for the average female hand, but that doesn’t mean it’s ok”. This was said by feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez, a woman who has claimed an iPhone model with a 5.5-inch screen has caused repetitive strain injury. Criado-Perez is not the only woman who thinks this way, there are entire groups of women claiming Apple’s new designs are catered to men. This is in response to Apple’s new iPhone X and X Max having 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screens respectively. Apple also announced they are discontinuing the iPhone SE with a 4-inch screen.
For 10 days afterJohn McCain’s death, his Senate seat for Arizona had been left vacant. Governor Doug Ducey filled the seat last Tuesday with a familiar face, Jon Kyl. Even though Kyl will likely leave the Senate after January of this year, it would be beneficial to go over some key points about the man who was Senator of Arizona from 1995-2013.
“NO COLLUSION - RIGGED WITCH HUNT!” was randomly tweeted between a plethora of insults and condolences on Wednesday by President Donald Trump. These tweets were posted one day after Michael Cohen plead guilty and Paul Manafort was convicted on eight charges.
On Easter Sunday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to make one of his famous rants. The targets were DACA, Mexico, Honduras and the Democrats, meaning not an unusual rant. The timing, however, was questionable even by Trump standards.
Former Vice President Joe Biden seemed like the choice for Democrats searching for a reasonable candidate for the 2020 presidential election. He had a lovable grandpa vibe and appeared as a fun-loving sidekick to former President Barack Obama.
As a staunch Constitutionalist, it pains me to say this, but maybe Americans cannot be trusted with guns. We have too many kids shooting up other kids and other crimes involving guns.
It is that time of the spring semester again; the Associated Students of the University of Arizona elections are beginning. Like many UA students, I really did not pay attention to the ASUA election at all. I would walk by the flyers, and whenever someone tried to convince me to vote, I was immediately late to a made-up class.
Has Vice President Mike Pence just confirmed his hypocrite status? Some may think he had done so already, but when he didn't stand for the Korean joint team as they presented themselves at the beginning of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, it became blatantly evident.