Lead Detective In Rape Case Charged With Sex Offenses
Former Detective George W. Irvine of Ventura Police Department, may seriously jeopardize the prosecution of accused rapist Peter A Stocks. Surrounded by controversy regarding his own misconduct, the former California detective who lead the Stocks investigation may not be able to testify in the Stocks rape trial.
The 47-year-old officer resigned last fall after being accused of sexually molesting two teenage girls over a nine year period. One of the victims was 12 years of age at the time of the first molestation. The case against serial rapist Stocks, who has confessed to the crime, would be severely weakened without Irvine’s testimony.
11/20/2014 Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule - In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations.
Judge Nina Pillard, a former law professor who was nominated to the DC Circuit by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in December, wrote the opinion for the Court, which found that the ACA birth control benefit did not substantially burden or violate non-profits' religious freedom.
Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies must cover the full cost of all FDA-approved contraceptives - including the pill, IUDs, and emergency contraception - without requiring co-pays or cost-sharing. . . .