Will Obama’s Gun Moves Face A Legal Challenge?:
rustrated by Congress, President Barack Obama is once again turning to the tool of executive action to achieve change, this time in the area of gun control.
Obama said Tuesday he is seeking to expand background checks for buyers. The measure clarifies that individuals “in the business of selling firearms” register as licensed gun dealers, effectively narrowing the so-called “gun show loophole,” which exempts most small sellers from keeping formal sales records.
A main thrust of the President’s new actions, top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Monday, is to clarify who is required to conduct mandatory background checks.
Obama has had to navigate a narrow path between gun control advocates who have been urging him to act broadly and critics who accuse him of using executive actions to impermissibly bypass Congress.
North Korea Says It Successfully Conducts Hydrogen Bomb Test:
North Korea says it has successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test, which if confirmed, will be a first for the reclusive regime and a significant advancement for its military ambitions.
A hydrogen bomb is more powerful than plutonium weapons, which is what North Korea used in its three previous underground nuclear tests.
“If there’s no invasion on our sovereignty we will not use nuclear weapon,” the North Korean state news agency said. “This H-bomb test brings us to a higher level of nuclear power.”
Camille Cosby Earns Stay In Deposition:
Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers against Bill Cosby, her husband, a Massachusetts judge ruled Tuesday.
United States Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy allowed her emergency motion for a stay.
The judge granted her motion so that Camille Cosby can appeal the December 31 order requiring her to be deposed by attorneys of the seven accusers. The judge agreed with her motion citing “irreparable injury” to Camille Cosby if the deposition went forward at this time.
Her attorneys filed an emergency motion Monday in federal court to stay or delay her deposition in a case of sexual misconduct involving Bill Cosby.
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