The former Memphis officers, who already pleaded not guilty to state charges of second-degree murder, face new charges of civil rights offenses and witness tampering.
Republicans failed to comply with a court order to create a second majority-Black district or something “close to it,” the judicial panel said.
A special session devoted to public safety became a venue for bitter fights over free speech and dissent. The Republican supermajority called an end to it on Tuesday without enacting major policy changes.
Tennessee’s Republican governor called a special session to address public safety in the wake of a school shooting, but his own party is set to thwart his key measure.
A panel of federal judges will soon decide whether Alabama Republicans complied with a court mandate to create a map that gives Black voters more power.
Huntsville, a city with a proud history of aerospace innovation, was set to welcome Space Command, until a distant force beyond its control intervened: politics.
Republican lawmakers pushed through a new congressional map a month after the Supreme Court ruled that the state’s existing map diluted the power of Black voters.
The ruling on Saturday is the first time a federal court has allowed a law banning transition care to fully go into effect, amid a flurry of legal challenges across the country.
After right-wing activists portrayed a Pride event in Franklin, Tenn., as a threat to children, the small city unexpectedly found itself at the center of a backlash.
The law, one of the first aimed at curbing drag performances in front of children, had been on hold for nearly two months as the legal battle went on.