Tennessee Lawmaker Shifts Stance on Strict Abortion Law: Advocates for Loosening Regulations

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A bill championed by a lawmaker in Tennessee that introduced strict abortion regulations is now facing attempts for relaxation. The controversial law, passed last year and considered one of the most restrictive in the United States, has provoked a heated debate over reproductive rights in the state. Representative John Doe was one of the key figures behind the successful enactment of the legislation. The law imposes a ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically occurs around six weeks into pregnancy, before many women even realize they are pregnant. … Read more

Prominent Puerto Rican Lawmaker Convicted of Federal Corruption Charges

San Juan, Puerto Rico – María Milagros “Tata” Charbonier, a well-known former legislator in Puerto Rico who is popular with conservatives, has been found guilty of federal charges related to corruption. Charbonier, an attorney who served in Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives from 2013 to 2020 and was the secretary general of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party, was indicted in August 2020. The charges against her included conspiracy, money laundering, theft, bribery, kickbacks involving federally funded programs, and obstruction of justice. She was also accused of destroying data on her mobile phone. Following the trial, … Read more

Former Michigan Lawmaker Found Not Guilty in Corruption Trial, Vindicated After Lengthy Legal Battle

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan lawmaker, Larry Inman, has been acquitted of corruption charges by a federal jury. The jury found the 69-year-old Republican not guilty of attempted extortion and soliciting a bribe during his time in the House. This verdict comes five years after Inman was accused of trading votes for campaign money in an attempt to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. It is the second acquittal for Inman in this case, having been found not guilty of lying to the FBI in 2019. Inman, who served in the House from … Read more

Lawmaker Slams Trump’s Lawyers for Dangerous Claim: Presidents Incentivized to Assassinate Senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat representing Maryland, criticized former President Donald Trump’s attorney for making what he called an “utterly ludicrous” argument in federal court on Tuesday. John Sauer, the attorney, appeared before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and argued that the former president is immune from criminal prosecution. During the court proceedings, Judge Florence Pan posed a hypothetical question to Sauer, asking if a president could order the assassination of a political rival. Sauer responded that a president would have to be impeached and convicted before facing criminal prosecution. This … Read more