November 6, 2021

Opinion

Opinion: The Arbery Trial Begins

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] Jury selection for the trial of the three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery is finally over. Opening arguments will begin

Legal Beat

EXPLAINER: How the Arbery trial got a nearly all-white jury

The long-standing practice of allowing attorneys to dismiss prospective jurors without giving a reason has come under intense criticism after a nearly all-white jury was picked to decide whether three white men are guilty of murder for shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was jogging though a neighborhood in Georgia. The selection

Infrastructure

House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote

Photo: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talk on the subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.  Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on a 10-year, $1.85 trillion social and environment measure, as leaders’ long struggle to balance demands from progressives and moderates once again dogged

Politics

Spending $2,300, GOP newcomer Ed Durr beats top NJ lawmaker

New Jersey’s longtime state Senate president, Democrat Steve Sweeney lost reelection, falling to a Republican newcomer who spent little money and underscoring Democratic woes in the Biden era. Edward Durr, a furniture company truck driver and first-time officeholder, defeated Sweeney in New Jersey’s 3rd Legislative District, according to results tallied Thursday. Sweeney’s defeat was unexpected,

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