On Saturday the Supreme Court issued an order allowing the use of Texas’s controversial voter identification law in its upcoming November election. The law requires voters to present certain photo identification before casting their ballots.
Two United Nations human rights experts will head to Detroit to investigate possible human rights violations. As a temporary fix during its restructuring period, Detroit shut off water to its residents that had not paid their overdue water bills.
In response to reports of Hispanic children being turned away from public school classes on Long Island, the New York State Education Department sent a letter to all New York school districts requiring the enrollment of children regardless of their immigration status. The Department’s Commissioner ordered a full investigation into the matter.
As companies make the move to encrytpying smartphone data and operating systems, FBI Director James Comey made a public warning against the process. The Director claimed that encrypted data could stall criminal cases and even allow suspects to walk free. Proponents of encryption, however, claim that it protects consumer privacy and the transmission of personal data.
After serving almost three decades in prison for kidnapping and murder, David McCallum walked away a free man last week. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office removed McCallum’s murder conviction after determining his innocence. McCallum’s friend Willie Stuckey, who died in 2001 while in prison, also had his conviction removed for the crime.