FROM Gina Kinzley
Can an Ivory Sale Ban in California Stop Elephant Poaching? It has been against the law to sell ivory or any elephant parts for that matter in California since 1977 -- and nationwide since 1990. But federal and state laws still allow the sale of older ivory imported before those dates. Now conservationists are trying to close this loophole that's creating an appetite for ivory in California. They say it's part of the reason why poachers are killing nearly a hundred African elephants every day.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.