News stories and commentary not to be missed:
- A Pakistani scientist convicted of trying to kill U.S. agents and military officers has been sentenced to 86 years in prison.
- A man in North Dakota charged with sending over 50 death, anthrax, and bomb letters will be returned to Connecticut for prosecution.
- The feds deferred deportation for a man who has been living in the country illegally for 20 years and has two children who were born here. Although deferrals have been rare in the past, the story states they are on the increase.
- A Mexican man was given a 57 year prison sentence for holding 31 illegal immigrants hostage at a Tucson drop house.
- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has barred Russell Pearce, the author and sponsor of Arizona’s SB-1070 illegal immigration law, from presenting arguments in the law’s defense in the courtroom. He will be allowed to file “friends of the court” briefs, but neither he nor his lawyers will get to argue their position in court.
- San Francisco Examiner: University of Illinois denies 1960s radical William Ayers largely honorary emeritus status
- Corruption in Mexico blatantly on display: Mexican lawmaker-elect is sworn in after evading police (LA Times) Now that the man has been sworn in, he’s immune from 2009 drug trafficking charges. What a lovely system they have.
- At Cubachi.com: Sarah Palin leading the conservative charge
- Hot Air: Initial jobless claims still bouncing around a 2010 average Looks like our high unemployment is the “new normal,” at least for the rest of the year.