Recently-freed sex offender and former congressman Anthony Weiner failed to show up for his appointment to register as a sex offender, according to a Wednesday report.
“Sources told The Post that Weiner had arranged a noon appointment at the Sex Offender Monitoring Unit at Manhattan Supreme Court a block away, where officials waited through their lunch hour for him,” according to The New York Post.
Weiner reportedly has 10 days from his release to register with office.
Three months ago, Weiner’s 21-month sentence for sexting a 15-year-old North Carolina girl was shortened for good behavior. He was supposed to freed from prison in August, but good behavior landed in him in half-way house in February, which parlayed into a May release.
Big League Politics reported:
In 2011, Weiner resigned from Congress after his first sexting scandal. His New York City mayoral campaign was foiled after his second sexting scandal in 2013. The scandal for which he ended up in jail was the premise for confiscating his laptop in 2016, on which thousands of emails from then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were found.
His then-wife Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide, filed for divorce shortly after he cut a plea deal with authorities.
Weiner’s laptop, which contained thousands of potentially-sensitive emails from Hillary R. Clinton’s unsecured server, was remains a subject of mystery. Clinton, and by extension Weiner, were cleared by the FBI of wrongdoing in the email scandal, which could be re-examined now that Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned a prosecutor to look into the FBI’s conduct during the Trump campaign.
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Supreme Court Overturns NY Cuomo’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Houses of Worship
Religious freedom restored.
The US Supreme Court has overturned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship, preventing the state from enforcing limits on attendance at religious services.
The decision was reached by a 5-4 ruling on Wednesday night, with recently-confirmed Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett proving to be a decisive vote on overruling the restrictions. Bush administration appointee John Roberts joined progressive judges in voting to allow Cuomo to restrict attendance at religious services.
The ruling justices issued a majority opinion which identified the religious restrictions as a violation of the First Amendment not otherwise applied to “essential” businesses.
Cuomo’s 10 and 25-person occupancy restrictions were decided to “single out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment,” with justices pointing to a lack of restrictions on other institutions. Catholics of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jews had united in a lawsuit challenging the restrictions, which New York has recently sought to walk back of its own accord. Andrew Cuomo had applied no such restrictions to arbitrary businesses allowed to open, such as acupuncture and nail salons. Meanwhile, religious organizations have been required to turn away worshipers at their doors.
It’s not up to governors to dictate to American citizens whether or not they can attend religious services. Some things are simply best determined by personal conscience, as opposed to governmental mandates.
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