The Plaintiffs in the civil case of Nero v. Mosby have filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to request that their case move forward. Nero is Edward M. Nero, one of the officers--three of whom were black--charged by Marilyn Mosby after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. The U.S. 4th Circuit, in … Continue reading Case Against Prosecutor Mosby Appealed to Supreme Court
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell emphasized that the outlook for the U.S. economy is “remarkably positive” and mused that the expansion now underway can continue “effectively indefinitely.” Speaking at the Atlantic Festival in Washington D.C., Powell said rates need to continue to move toward an estimated neutral level and even a bit beyond. Yields on U.S. … Continue reading No Potholes for U.S. Economy–Expansion Indefinite–But No Fed Tightening
The top lenders of Toys ‘R’ Us have decided to cancel the bankruptcy auction of its brand name and other intellectual property assets and instead plan to revive the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brand names, a court filing on Monday showed. Toys “R” Us had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in … Continue reading Chapter 11 Plan Better Than Bids for Toys ‘R’ Us
The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market could be forever changed. This as a result of a court ruling in the case of U.S. V. Zaslavskiy, 17-cr-0647, a case handled by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn). In that case, the judge, US Federal Judge Raymond J. Dearie, ruled the billion dollar … Continue reading Invest in IPO or ICO…Wait, What’s an ICO? Tatatu and Akon, Too?
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the prevention of sale of two “funds” that promise to track the price of “cryptocurrencies”. Both funds, which trade in the U.S. only “over the counter” and “off exchange", are nevertheless listed on a Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ.O) exchange in Stockholm, Sweden. In the U.S., “over-the-counter” (OTC) and … Continue reading Beware of So-Called OTC ETFs Investing in Virtual Currencies
Public companies--those that have their shares of stock traded on public exchanges, such as NYSE or NASDAQ--are required to provide a lot of transparency to the investing public, which is thought, according to Congressional hearings in the wake of the stock market crash of 1929, to protect investors and prevent future market hysteria and … Continue reading SEC Wants to Make Private Investing More Attractive
Remember the old days when women could defend themselves, and did so using the Derringer? It defies logic why anyone would attempt to prevent a woman from exercising this right. One can only wonder if Mollie Tibbitts, the Iowa college student recently found murdered at the hands of an attacker, would still be alive if … Continue reading Constitution Upheld: College Professors Can’t Keep Women Students from Defending Themselves Against Attackers.
Supreme Court Upholds Travel Vetting The ruling concerned the third iteration of President Donald Trump's travel restriction, which was challenged on the grounds that it is a "Muslim ban." In the 5-4 opinion penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court found that Trump's travel restriction fell "squarely" within the president's authority. "The [order] is … Continue reading Supreme Court Upholds Travel Vetting
In May 2017, an Oklahoma woman was the victim of a fatal attack by a group of...wait for it...dachshunds, according to reports. The sheriff of Carter County, Oklahoma, Chris Bryant, told news outlets at the time that Tracy Garcia, 52, was mauled by seven of her neighbor's dogs. Those are Weiner dogs--and not to make light … Continue reading When Wiener Dogs Attack
Abraham Lincoln Thought He Had a Future. Tomorrow would be Good Friday, April 15, 1865. Today would surely have been was one of Abraham Lincoln's happiest days. The morning began with a leisurely breakfast in the company of his son Robert, just arrived in Washington after serving on General Grant’s staff.