RALEIGH North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has joined 15 states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries that are considered terrorist beds. Stein filed a Friend of the Court Brief that asks the panel of judges to uphold a stay issued by a lower court on the executive immigration action.Stein has said he believes the ban to be unconstitutional, alleging that it discriminates on the basis of religion. The N.C. attorney general said in an interview he was moved to file the action in order to protect North Carolinians that may be affected by the ban and the “ham-handed way in which it was written and is being administered.”The U.S. Justice Department has filed an appeal in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco which had hearings on Tuesday to reinstate the executive order, saying the ban was meant to permit an orderly review and revision of screening procedures to ensure that adequate standards are in place to protect against terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The deeply divided U.S. Senate Education Committee on Tuesday agreed to send to President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, to the full chamber for confirmation, but comments ahead […]
CHARLOTTE Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts addressed Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a Charlotte man and called for peaceful protests at a press conference Wednesday morning at Charlotte’s City Hall. […]
Facebook plans to launch a subscription-based news product, and will begin initial tests in October, TheStreet reported on Tuesday, citing the social media company’s news partnerships head Campbell Brown at a conference.The feature is likely […]