Man, this week was jam packed with good news! For those of you who might be new here, for me, good news is anything you might classify as a Democratic win, bad things happening to Republicans, accountability for those who need it, and anything else in the news that makes me smile. Without further ado, here’s the good news I found!
AG Merrick Garland announced that the DOJ has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal crimes related to death of Breonna Taylor.
Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned abortion.
The DA in Tennessee who charged and imprisoned Pamela Moses, a Black activist, for illegally trying to re-register to vote (after a state elections office had mistakenly told Moses she was eligible to vote), lost her re-election bid last night.
The Biden administration has reunited another 400 migrant children with their families.
The DOJ sued Idaho over its state abortion restrictions.
Parts of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly 40 years.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced she was on board with the Democrats’ new economic bill.
The Department of Justice is in direct communication with Donald Trump’s legal team, as DOJ’s criminal probe continues.
Alex Jones got slapped with $4M in damages in the Sandy Hook parents’ defamation case, and this is before any punitive damages have been awarded.
Also, Alex Jones’ lawyer mistakenly (?) gave a digital copy of the text messages, etc. from Jones’ phone to the opposing lawyer. That lawyer has confirmed that the January 6th Committee is asking for that information.
The DOJ sued Trump White House aide Peter Navarro in an effort to compel him to produce emails from a personal account that he allegedly used to conduct official White House business.
The Senate confirmed Roopali Desai as a Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit. She makes history as the first South Asian judge to sit on the 9th Circuit, and only the 5th AAPI woman to sit on a federal circuit court.
The Senate confirmed Michael Langley to be a 4-star general in the US Marine Corps. He’s been a Marine for 35 years and is now the first Black 4-star general in the Marines’ history.
Both the House and the Senate approved NATO expansion to include Sweden and Finland.
President Biden signed an executive order protecting a woman’s right to travel for an abortion.
A judge ordered Texas to release data on its voter purge program aimed at immigrants.
After enormous public pressure, Senate Republicans caved, and we were able to pass the PACT Act, which provides healthcare to veterans suffering from toxic chemicals from burn pits.
Mark McClosky, that guy in Missouri who pointed his firearm at Black Lives Matter demonstrators and became a MAGA icon, only got 3% of the Republican primary vote in his bid to become Missouri’s next U.S. Senator.
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law was upheld by the state’s Supreme Court.
Guy Reffitt, an insurrectionist who brought a gun to the Capitol on January 6th and threatened his family to not turn him in, was sentenced to 7 years in prison, the longest January 6th sentence to date.
The U.S. killed al-Queda’s leader (and co-architect of 9/11) Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul.
Have a great weekend!