President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation suffered a legal setback on Monday with an appeal to the Supreme Court now the administration's only option. The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold a May injunction deals a blow to Obama's plan, opposed by Republicans and challenged by 26 states. The Obama administration has said it is within its rights to ask the Department of Homeland Security to use discretion before deporting nonviolent migrants with U.S. family ties.
A Florida man accused of shooting his wife and posting an image of her lifeless body on Facebook was acting in self defense, his lawyer plans to argue at the start of his Miami murder trial on Tuesday. Derek Medina, 33, has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder and faces life in prison if convicted of the August 2013 shooting. During the trial, expected to last two weeks, defense attorney Saam Zangeneh said he will introduce evidence that his wife used drugs, regularly fought with Medina, and may have been involved in Satanic worship.
J.T. Barrett, the starting quarterback for the undefeated Ohio State University Buckeyes, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving a vehicle while impaired, after being stopped by police last month at a checkpoint. Barrett, 20, whose legal name is Joe T. Barrett IV, was sentenced to three days in a driving intervention program, fined $400 and had his driver's license suspended for 180 days by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge H. William Pollitt Jr during the five-minute hearing in Columbus. Barrett was ticketed on Oct. 31 near Ohio State after being stopped by Columbus police at a sobriety checkpoint, according to police records.