Tennessee Senate expels Sen. Katrina Robinson from legislature, a first for the chamber

Tennessee Senate expels Sen. Katrina Robinson from legislature, a first for the chamber

For the first time, the Tennessee Senate on Wednesday voted to expel a senator, stripping sen. Katrina Robinson of her elected position following her federal conviction on federal wire fraud charges. Robinson, D-Memphis, had decried the Senate’s move as racist and misogynistic and called the expulsion a “procedural lynching” Wednesday. The senator grew emotional on … Read more

Suit alleges Kentucky deputy forced women to have sex in judge’s chamber in lieu of fees

Suit alleges Kentucky deputy forced women to have sex in judge’s chamber in lieu of fees

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky. — A Kentucky woman says in a federal lawsuit that a Letcher County deputy sheriff told her she would receive “favorable treatment for sexual favors” when she couldn’t afford to pay for the incarceration. In the lawsuit filed in US court Monday, Sabrina Adkins says Deputy Ben Fields met her late at night … Read more

The 7 Senate Races That Will Likely Decide Control Of The Chamber

The 7 Senate Races That Will Likely Decide Control Of The Chamber

Senate Democrats have spent the past few months wrestling with President Biden’s social spending plan, voting rights legislation and the future of the filibuster. But now that 2022 has begun, they must now contend with the prospect of defending their exceedingly narrow majority in Congress’s upper chamber. Democrats control the bare minimum of 50 seats, … Read more