Lawyer Representing 17 Jan. 6 Defendants Has Mysteriously Disappeared And May Be Gravely Ill With Covid, U.S. Attorney Says

Topline An attorney known for his legal representation of controversial right-wing figures, including Kyle Rittenhouse and multiple Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, has mysteriously disappeared amid rumors he may be gravely ill with Covid-19, leaving 17 accused Jan. 6 rioters “effectively without legal counsel,” according to a Monday court filing.  Defense Attorney John…

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Judge strips unvaccinated Illinois mom of rights to see son

An Illinois judge has barred a divorced mother from seeing her 11-year-old son because she isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19ByThe Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 8:46 PM• 2 min readCHICAGO — An Illinois judge has barred a divorced mother from seeing her 11-year-old son because she isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19.Rebecca Firlit’s lawyer said the judge, not Firlit’s…

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State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries…

The Education Department announced Monday that it’s investigating five Republican-led states that have banned mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.The department’s Office for Civil Rights sent letters to education chiefs in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. Those states have barred schools…

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Rockets fired at Kabul airport day before U.S. withdrawal deadline

Rockets were launched toward Kabul’s international airport on Monday morning as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan entered what President Biden has said will be its second-to-last day. There was no immediate word on who fired the projectiles, none of which hit Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital. White House press secretary Jen Psaki issued…

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