The previous record of 68 was set just last fall, in October 2015. The TSA said on its blog that when weapons are spotted at security checkpoints, even novelty items that are not actually weapons, will cause delays at airports because "explosives detection professionals must respond to resolve the alarm," the TSA said.
The Supreme Court sided with a New Jersey police officer Tuesday in a case challenging whether he could sue his bosses for punishing him over their mistaken belief that he was expressing his political views.
In a 6-2 decision, the court said Jeffrey Heffernan, a former Paterson, N.J., detective, had the right to bring a First Amendment challenge against the city even if he wasn’t actually participating in a political campaign.
A conservative Christian activist group has gained more than half a million signatures and counting from people pledging to boycott Target over its transgender bathroom policy.
The petition started by the American Family Association on Wednesday raises concerns that Target's inclusive stance on transgender rights encourages sexual predators and puts women and young girls in danger, because "a man can simply say he 'feels like a woman today' and enter the women's restroom."
The court's decision upholds the Colorado Court of Appeals ruling last summer that Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, can't use religious beliefs as grounds for denying a same-sex couple service.
The city of Cleveland on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.
An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland said the city will pay out $3 million this year and $3 million the next. There was no admission of wrongdoing in the settlement.
The Florida Supreme Court put legislation mandating a 24-hour waiting period for abortion on hold on Friday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. It is latest salvo in a legal battle that began after the measure passed last year. The ruling was 5-2 in favor of temporarily stopping the waiting period from going into effect while the court decides if it will hear a case on whether the waiting period is unconstitutional.
The law requires a woman to see a doctor in person an entire day before she gets an abortion. The ACLU and Bread and Roses Women’s Health Center, an abortion clinic based in Gainesville, sued the state last year, claiming that it infringes on privacy rights under the state constitution. This recent ruling is a win for those groups, which were dealt a legal blow in February when a three-judge panel of the First District Court of Appeals ruled to allow the law to go forward.
Georgia police arrested at least nine people on Saturday at a “pro-white” rally at one of the south’s largest Confederate monuments, after counter-protesters clashed with the demonstrators and officers in riot gear intervened.
The long-planned “Rock Stone Mountain” rally was supposed to draw thousands to the state park, just before Confederate Memorial Day. In response, progressive activists planned a demonstration of their own to denounce public acts of discrimination. Only one group showed up in numbers.
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