Thursday, June 28, 2018

Protesters at immigration facilities arrested, Justice Kennedy to retire and morning headlines

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Democratic candidate for Washington's 5th district, Lisa Brown, is generally critical of the current administration's immigration policies. And she's quick to call out her opponent, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. But Brown has yet to offer any specifics on her own views.

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'Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right'
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement yesterday. For the past three decades, Kennedy has spent his time in the court's ideological center, often casting the critical "swing vote."

Kennedy has rejected that moniker. Yet he's sided with more liberal justices on gay rights, abortion and affirmative action. On voting rights, campaign spending and Second Amendment cases, Kennedy went to the right.

Now, President Donald Trump will appoint his replacement, and experts speculate whether precedents set in the 51 decisions in which Kennedy sided with the liberal majority could be in danger. (New York Times)

Pusher man
A longtime Spokane dentist is staring at a federal indictment for illegally writing hundreds of prescriptions for opioid pills, totaling more than 17,000 tablets. Lawyers for Dr. James Shelby say "there are unique and complex circumstances surrounding his management of this particular patient." (Spokesman-Review)

Portland protesters arrested
At least eight people were arrested Thursday after protesting in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland. Federal agents had previously warned protesters to clear the building's entrance, but they remained there for days, saying they would not leave until ICE was abolished. (Willamette Week)

Tacoma protesters arrested
Ten people were arrested Tuesday outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where people are held while they wait for their deportation proceedings to move forward. (News Tribune)

Replacing Joe Albi
The Spokane Public Schools board still has questions about the proposed downtown spots stadium to replace existing Joe Albi. (Spokesman-Review)

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Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.