BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man'spenis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
Attorney Mike Florie says his clients, Dr. Michael Bivins and Dr. Alan Aikens, never performed a circumcision on Johnny Lee Banks Jr. that involved the removal of tissue or the amputation of the man's penis. He said the suit's claims are false.
The gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a dramatic ad on Tuesday depicting a woman’s ex breaking into her house and shooting her, despite the woman’s frenzied calls to 911.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation.
U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Tuesday stayed his ruling from going into effect until Oct. 22.
In a ruling that became public on Saturday, Scullin struck down the city's ban. He wrote that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense.
The group that had brought the lawsuit against the city did not oppose a 90-day stay. Lawyers for the city want Scullin to stay the ruling while they appeal, but he will not rule on that request until at least August.
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Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) can now join the list of lawmakers being attacked by the conservative Club for Growth, even though he earned extremely high scorecard marks from the group in 2009 and 2010.
In a bit of political gamesmanship, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid floated the idea of using the House GOP's border supplemental bill as a vehicle to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
"Well, if they pass that, maybe it's an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform bill. They're finally sending us something on immigration; maybe we could do that," the Nevada Democrat told reporters on Tuesday.