A prospective juror wore a Confederate flag with the words “If this flag offends you, you need a history lesson” on it to court in York County, SC. A lawyer wanted her struck from service but a judge ruled she could stay, and a legal expert said that the flag itself doesn’t disqualify someone wearing it from jury service.
The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended toward a group of angry cyclists. And it’s a photo that, without a doubt, she’s now sorry she ever posed for.
The Wilks brothers have been buying up land in the West and reportedly have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation. Now, they’ve apparently purchased 172,000 acres of timberland in Southern Idaho.
Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.