Federal prosecutors said the five, plus three others in China, were part of an international operation called “Fox Hunt,” described by the Chinese as an anti-corruption campaign that seeks to locate fugitives.
But John Demers, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, said, “In many instances, the hunted are opponents of Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi — political rivals, dissidents, and critics.”
It’s not unrealistic to project if Trump is re-elected in November that he could complete eight years in office by naming five men or women to the Supreme Court. Justices Clarence Thomas and Stephen Breyer are of an age where retirement (or something far worse that ought not be wished on any person) could be a realistic option at some point between 2021 and 2024. Should that happen and should Trump’s proposed successors to those men be approved by the Senate, the Supreme Court would tilt overwhelmingly to the right; seven of its nine members would hold conservative views of the law.
Regardless of your opinion of Trump, his political legacy will be (at least) three men and women who will remain entrenched inside Washington years after he leaves the stage. They could wind up altering the political, social and economic structures of the country in far-reaching ways.
Jacobin magazine reports that university leaders have bombarded federal lawmakers, asking for protection from any coronavirus lawsuits.
Colleges and universities across the country have been exploring a number of avenues to get liability immunity. Some, like Bates College and the University of New Hampshire, have pushed students to sign liability waivers. Others have turned to state governments — with some success. North Carolina Democratic governor Roy Cooper signed into law a bill shielding colleges from any lawsuits seeking tuition reimbursements after schools were forced to close earlier this year due to the pandemic.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.