- Bingo Barnes
- President Donald Trump is taking aim at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, going as far as saying he "absolutely" is considering proposals to break up the federal circuit court. Trump's comments in an interview with The Washington Examiner came the same day he blasted the 9th Circuit in a tweet, blaming the appellate court for blocking his order to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities. The problem with Trump's attack: the ruling this week against the sanctuary cities order didn't come from the 9th Circuit. It came from a federal district court in San Francisco.
First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017
- Micron announced this morning that its new president and CEO will be Sanjay Mehrotra, the co-founder of SanDisk, effective Monday, May 8. Mehrotra will take over for current Micron CEO Mark Durcan, who will step down May 8 and serve as an adviser to the Boise-based company until August. According to a company announcement, Mehrotra will work out of offices in Boise and Milpitas, Calif., but the company quickly added, "Micron has no plans to move its headquarters from Boise." Mehrotra co-founded SanDisk in 1988 and ultimately became that company's president and CEO. Mehrotra also holds more than 70 patents and has published dozens of articles in the area of memory design and flash memory systems.
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- The latest episode involving a passenger getting kicked off a U.S. commercial airliner occurred on a Delta Airlines flight in Atlanta. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a passenger couldn't hold their bladder any longer and ran to the bathroom while the plane was still on the tarmac waiting for takeoff. The pit stop prompted the pilot to return to the gate, where two Delta agents asked the passenger to get off the plane. When the passenger refused, the agents asked everyone on the plane to get off and, when they re-boarded, the passenger was not allowed to get back on the flight. Of course, there's a cell phone video of the incident.
- People Magazine reports a number of U.S. schools "are issuing warnings to parents" about the critically acclaimed Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The series, based on Jay Asher's 2007 young adult novel chronicles a series of recordings that a teen has left behind for her peers to understand why she decided to kill herself. The National Association of School Psychologists issued a statement: "powerful storytelling may lead impressionable viewers to romanticize the choices made by the characters and/or develop revenge fantasies. They may easily identify with the experiences portrayed and recognize both the intentional and unintentional effects on the central character."