Police Say They Have Found Mackenzie Lueck’s Body


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Investigators found the body of college student Mackenzie Lueck, 23, at Logan Canyon in Utah, Salt Lake City Police Department Chief Mike Brown said on Friday. Authorities said they wouldn’t answer follow up questions because of the delicate nature of the case, but the investigation is ongoing. Cops recovered Lueck’s body on Wednesday, Brown said. They confirmed through forensics that it was her. Brown reiterated a request that the media respect privacy for the victim’s family. All told, however, details on the new development remain sparse. Brown announced murder, kidnapping, desecration of a body, and obstruction of justice charges last week against Ayoola Ajayi, 31. At the time, Brown said authorities found charred items consistent with items belonging to Lueck. They also claimed to have found “other charred material” determined to be human female tissue. It was consistent with the DNA profile from the items that they believe belonged to Continue reading "Police Say They Have Found Mackenzie Lueck’s Body"

Legal Experts: Potential Trump Executive Order on Census Lacks Constitutional Basis


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Hasen expanded on these thoughts in a blog post: I don’t see how doing this through an executive order helps at all. The issue is not whether the President (or Commerce Secretary) has the right to add a citizenship question, per the Supreme Court’s Department of Commerce decision last week. The issue instead is whether there is a good enough reason for including the question that is not a pretext. It seems stronger for that reason to come from the Commerce Secretary and the Census Bureau than declared in an executive order. While the Supreme Court did not say that including a citizenship question was per se impermissible, it did say that the administration’s official rationale (enforcing the Voting Rights Act) “seems to have been contrived”: We are presented, in other words, with an explanation for agency action that is incongruent with what the record reveals about the agency’s priorities Continue reading "Legal Experts: Potential Trump Executive Order on Census Lacks Constitutional Basis"

Legal Experts: Potential Trump Executive Order on Census Lacks Constitutional Basis


This post is by Alberto Luperon from Mediaite


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Hasen expanded on these thoughts in a blog post: I don’t see how doing this through an executive order helps at all. The issue is not whether the President (or Commerce Secretary) has the right to add a citizenship question, per the Supreme Court’s Department of Commerce decision last week. The issue instead is whether there is a good enough reason for including the question that is not a pretext. It seems stronger for that reason to come from the Commerce Secretary and the Census Bureau than declared in an executive order. While the Supreme Court did not say that including a citizenship question was per se impermissible, it did say that the administration’s official rationale (enforcing the Voting Rights Act) “seems to have been contrived”: We are presented, in other words, with an explanation for agency action that is incongruent with what the record reveals about the agency’s priorities Continue reading "Legal Experts: Potential Trump Executive Order on Census Lacks Constitutional Basis"

Legal Experts: Potential Trump Executive Order on Census Lacks Constitutional Basis


This post is by Alberto Luperon from Mediaite


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Hasen expanded on these thoughts in a blog post: I don’t see how doing this through an executive order helps at all. The issue is not whether the President (or Commerce Secretary) has the right to add a citizenship question, per the Supreme Court’s Department of Commerce decision last week. The issue instead is whether there is a good enough reason for including the question that is not a pretext. It seems stronger for that reason to come from the Commerce Secretary and the Census Bureau than declared in an executive order. While the Supreme Court did not say that including a citizenship question was per se impermissible, it did say that the administration’s official rationale (enforcing the Voting Rights Act) “seems to have been contrived”: We are presented, in other words, with an explanation for agency action that is incongruent with what the record reveals about the agency’s priorities Continue reading "Legal Experts: Potential Trump Executive Order on Census Lacks Constitutional Basis"