Wednesday show notes 09-18-18
THE MOST OBSCURE FOUNDING FATHER EVER?
John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1741 and grew up as a member of the North Congregational Church, where his distant relative, future Harvard President Rev. Samuel Langdon was pastor from 1747-1774.
Student: School ‘covered up’ prof who shot himself to ‘protest’ Trump
A sociology professor who shot himself in the arm with a .22 pistol in a campus restroom to “protest” Trump remains employed, but students say the school has yet to address the incident with the student body.
4 more states accused in fight over 3D-printed guns
Four more states and a number of individuals have been added as defendants to a lawsuit originally against the federal government over its decision to renege on an agreement regarding the sharing of 3-D firearms printing technology.
A needed pause: Trump administration caps refugee admissions at record-low 30,000
The Trump administration said it will admit no more than 30,000 refugees next year, the lowest cap in history, making good on a presidential promise and enraging immigrant rights activists, who said the U.S. is shirking its global duty.
House passes bill to create terrorist registry
A bill that targets the problem of “radicalization” by creating a national terrorist registry passed the House of Representatives.It would help the United States track dozens of convicted terrorists whose prison terms are nearing completion, points out Patrick Dunleavy, a former deputy inspector general for the New York State Department of Corrections.
Texas: Muslim migrant convicted of trying to aid ISIS wants new trial, says didn’t understand terms of guilty plea
Note carefully what he claims not to have understood: “Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who came to the U.S. in 2009, alleges that U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes did not clearly advise him that he faced a possible life term for violating federal probation if he entered a guilty plea….He would not have entered a plea of guilty if he understood that a violation of supervised release could result in a lifetime in prison.”
Planned Parenthood campaign forces churches to pay for abortion
A Planned Parenthood campaign to force religious institutions in California to pay for abortions prompted a state agency to change the way it interprets its rules, and now the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to reject the constitutional violations that resulted.