Only in America
Residents of a Florida nudist colony say the U.S. Postal Service is discriminating against them by refusing to deliver packages inside the camp. One mail carrier marks packages “Undeliverable” rather than venture inside the gates of the Eden RV Resort. “I pay for a service and I expect that service,” said resident Leonard Rusin. “There’s a postal creed, and it doesn’t say anything about not going into a nudist resort.”
A Pennsylvania church is holding a “gun blessing” service for congregants with AR-15s. The Unification Sanctuary believes that the Book of Revelations’ prophecy that Christ will return to Earth and rule with “a rod of iron” clearly refers to the popular assault rifle. “The rod of iron is the AR-15, in today’s terms,” says church leader Tim Elder.
Boring but important
SCOTUS rejects bail hearings for immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that immigrants held in detention don’t have the right to periodic bail hearings while the federal government decides if they should be deported, opening the door to indefinite detentions. The court voted 5 to 3, with conservative justices in the majority, to reverse a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals requiring hearings every six months. The justices’ ruling said that current immigration laws don’t specifically authorize the hearings, sending the case back to the 9th Circuit to decide whether indefinite detentions without a chance for bail are unconstitutional. Immigrants detained by the government, including legal permanent residents arrested on minor charges, are held for 13 months on average.