The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last year which reversed the district court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of the City of Saginaw, MI, regarding its practice of chalking car tires to enforce its parking regulations, the district court, on remand, declared unconstitional this week the City’s practice of suspicion-less chalking as there was no exception to the warrant requirement that applied to the facts of this case.
Specifically, the district court rejected the City’s argument that the following exceptions to the warrant requirement applied: 1) the de minimus exception; 2) the consent exception; 3) the automobile exception, and 4) the community caretaking exception. The district court’s decision (along with last year’s Sixth Circuit opinion) is an excellent overview of the search warrant exceptions and is included in the attached article
THE LAST LIVING FORMER AMERICAN SLAVE …He Died Only 50 Years Ago
Since a person born into slavery typically lacked birth certificates, Magee’s purported age of 130 has never been verified. However, Jet magazine wrote that, according to historians, “it would have been impossible for a person who neither reads nor writes to have related the stories of the Civil War in such detail as Magee without having served in the conflict”.
Sylvester Magee (claimed May 29, 1841 – October 15, 1971) claimed to be the last living former American slave. He received much publicity and was accepted for treatment by the Mississippi Veterans Hospital as a veteran of the American Civil War. If this claim were true, Magee would not only have been the last surviving American Civil War veteran, but the oldest person to have ever lived.
Magee claimed to have been born in North Carolina in 1841 to slaves Ephraim and Jeanette, who were held and worked on the J.J. Shanks plantation. He said that he was purchased at the age of 19, just before the American Civil War, by plantation owner Hugh Magee at a slave market in Enterprise, Mississippi. Hugh Magee owned the Lone Star Plantation in Covington County, Mississippi. Sylvester adopted the Magee surname, a common practice among enslaved people at the time. Shortly afterward, he was sold again, to Victor Steen of Rankin County, Mississippi.
Magee claimed that in 1863, he ran away from the Steen plantation and enlisted in the Union Army, taking part in the assault on Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Magee claimed to have been forced to serve in both the Confederate and Union armies as a servant and laborer. Alfred P. Andrews, founder of the Jackson Civil War Round Table and its president elect for 1965-66, helped Magee be classified as a Civil War veteran. In March 1966, when Magee was suffering from pneumonia, Andrews helped him obtain treatment from the Mississippi Veterans Hospital.
On Magee’s purported 124th birthday, the citizens of Collins, Mississippi held a party at a country grocery store, complete with a five-layer cake and 124 candles. Governor Paul B. Johnson, Jr. declared it “Sylvester Magee Day”. Many national news articles reported on Magee’s life and longevity, including Time and Jet. He appeared on the Mike Douglas Show and was flown to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for another televised appearance. He was proclaimed as the oldest living United States citizen by a life insurance company and received a birthday card from President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was also recognized by president Richard M. Nixon.
The court’s 6-3 ruling, which upholds a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, strikes down a landmark decision that has enshrined abortion rights across the U.S. for nearly 50 years.
In reality…Though the left is acting like hysterical children. No one’s opinion has changed. Everyone has known, for sometime,( the leak)Roe was going to be overturned. So the people angry, were already angry. So not sure what votes, if any would be effected in Nov) Fact is..Roe was based on bad law. Our constitution was written to ‘severely limit’ federal authority and rather. Give most authority to the states. Unlike the second amendment, which clearly states right to bear arms. Abortion isn’t mentioned and therefore, can be regulated on a state by state level. If you don’t like the ‘laws’ of the state you live in? Move to another state.( you do have that right in the constitution) or vote those politicians out. It’s reallly ignorance of our form of government. A Representative Republic and the ignorance of the Constitution that are the real sins here.
Regardless of for or against…I believe the power should be left up to the states. Same as marijuana use……not comparing this to marijuana use, but states need their laws to be representative of their majority and elected officials need to represent their constituents including the ones that didn’t vote for them equally.
People vote on how the economy is effecting them.. The polls won’t change much and the blue and left will be swept away, along with their failed ideas and policies which have led economic disaster for America.
There’s a significant point being overlooked by everyone regarding today’s Supreme Court Decision. It’s not about the abolishment of abortion. It’s about money and political influence.
Today’s decision pushes the responsibility to the State – where it always should have remained. Abortion will be available in those states that support it as decided at the State Legislative level. California, New York, New Jersey and others have already stated that they will actively continue to support abortion. Also, many major corporations and businesses will actively support their employees through their health-care programs.
[CNN] In 2020, Planned Parenthood’s super PAC made $45 million donations targeted toward Democratic battleground states.
Democrat political funding will be dramatically reduced, as seen in the Texas decision to prohibit abortion, as other states join the prohibition on abortion.
On this Father’s Day, let’s take a minute to acknowledge the sacrifices they are making and the toll it is taking on not only the Officers but on their families as well. Have a safe and Happy Father’s Day!
“Top Gun: Maverick has risked angering China by restoring the Taiwanese flag on the back of Tom Cruise’s jacket in the new blockbuster.
In the original 1986 classic, Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell wears a leather bomber jacket featuring patches on the back, commemorating his father’s battleship tours to Japan and Taiwan in 1963 to 1964.
But when the trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel was released in 2019, the flags had been mysteriously removed.
There was speculation the decision was influenced by Chinese film distributor and production company Tencent Pictures, who were part producing the aviation romp.
The flags had been replaced by random symbols in an apparent kowtow to the Communist nation’s political demands.
But when the film was released this week, fans were relieved to see the flags had been restored, with one scene even featuring a close-up shot.
Chinese fans were left unimpressed, with one saying on social media: ‘Fine, don’t take our money. We will watch the pirated version.’
The move is a rare U-turn for Hollywood and has not been explained by the film’s producers.
Ho Siu Bun, a film critic based in Hong Kong, told VICE World News: ‘It is unprecedented. Major film studios have never been shy about pandering to the Chinese market.”
On May 30, 1922, an estimated 50,000 people gathered on the banks of the Potomac River for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, a towering tribute to Abraham Lincoln. Decades in the making, the memorial’s classically inspired design alluded to two hallmarks of Lincoln’s presidency: the emancipation of the enslaved and his continued calls for unityin a time of unprecedented division.