Biden’s first wave of judicial nominees would put only Black woman on Chicago appeals court
“We do not win trials and contested hearings often, but we must keep trying,” Jackson-Akiwumi wrote. “There are numerous examples of the defense bar fighting an issue over and over and losing all of the time, only to have the Supreme Court or Congress finally weigh in and right a wrong that the defense bar has been pushing against for years.”chicagotribune.com
Moderna begins COVID-19 vaccine trial injections in Houston participants
BELLAIRE, Texas The first day of a COVID-19 vaccine trial by Moderna began Friday for participants in the Houston area. This week, President Donald Trump announced a $1 billion deal with Moderna for the companys vaccine. Houston researchers are trying to make it happenAt the Texas Center for Drug Development in Bellaire, the trial participants arrived to receive the first injections. I feel comfortable with the degree of safety that was demonstrated in the first phase trial and Ive also followed the lead of Anthony Fauci who said that its reasonably safe for the third phase trial, said trial participant Patrick Yarbrough. Dr. Anthony Fauci said thats a good thing to have more options and could hopefully result in faster manufacturing.
Harris County continues to grapple with a huge backlog of criminal cases
HOUSTON As Harris County puts the final pieces in place to resume jury assembly and selection, the backlog of felony and misdemeanor cases continues to grow. When you cant have trials, everything else behind that backs up, said Harris County prosecutor JoAnne Musick. The Supreme Court of Texas halted all jury trials and jury selection because of the pandemic, and the court recently extended that order until September 1. The halt in trials is a large part of the reason the Harris County Jails population remains above 8,000 inmates. The Harris County Sheriffs Office even had to create a so-called Zoom Team to help keep cases moving through the courts.