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Supreme Court says unanimous jury verdict requirement does not apply retroactively

Supreme Court says unanimous jury verdict requirement does not apply retroactively

The Supreme Court said on Monday that a decision last term holding that the Constitution requires unanimous jury verdicts for state criminal trials does not apply retroactively. The ruling is a loss for Thedrick Edwards and hundreds of others in Oregon, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, jurisdictions that allowed non-unanimous verdicts before the Supreme Court’s decision…MORE

What we know about the Covid-19 variant first found in India

A coronavirus variant first detected in India in February has now gone global, spreading to dozens of countries and raising fears that the strain will overwhelm health care systems, reverse reopening plans and even potentially undermine the rollout of vaccines. Experts believe the B.1.617 variant is driving the huge wave in infections seen across India…MORE

White House says Biden will release tax returns ‘soon’

White House says Biden will release tax returns ‘soon’

The White House will release President Joe Biden’s tax returns “soon,” press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday, reinstating a presidential tradition that was halted by former President Donald Trump. Psaki suggested that Biden’s tax returns could come as early as Monday, telling reporters to “stay tuned.” Trump became the only major party presidential candidate in…MORE

US announces more sanctions against Myanmar’s military government

US announces more sanctions against Myanmar’s military government

The Biden administration announced more sanctions on Monday against Myanmar‘s military government, which has conducted a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, and against key figures in the military regime as well as some family members of previously designated officials. The sanctions, which were announced in coordination with Canada and the UK, target the State Administrative…MORE

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