Lawyers Say Davis Is Not Following The Court Order That Set Her Free
Kim Davis is back at work issuing marriage licenses, but ACLU lawyers say that the controversial Kentucky clerk is purposely not complying with the federal court order that allowed her to be released from jail last week. According to reports, Davis -- who has said her religious convictions prevent her from issuing license to same-sex couples -- has allegedly been replacing marriage license with altered versions that say they aren't subject to the authority of the Rowan County Clerk, but "pursuant to federal court order." A fellow clerk said Davis confiscated the official license after returning from her five-day jail stint and replaced them with a document that removed references to Rowan County and her title as "deputy clerk," requiring him to list his job title as "notary public." These changes might create uncertainty about whether the licenses are valid.
Scott Walker Drops Out
And then there were 15. Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ended his presidential bid on Monday, just months after entering it as a potential frontrunner and running near the top in Iowa as recently as June. But with polling numbers around zero percent, Walker doesn't have much of a base to cede to another candidate and took the opportunity to warn against the continuing rise of frontrunner Donald Trump. "Today I believe I am being called to lead, by helping to clear the field in this race so a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field," he said, clearly alluding to the irascible billionaire real estate mogul. Walker ended his run 10 days after former Gov. Rick Perry became the first Republican to leave the 2016 race, and just weeks after his two lackluster performances in the GOP debates.
Ahmed Mohamed Drops Out Of School
A week after his shocking arrest for bringing a home made clock to school that authorities mistook for a bomb, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's parents withdrew him from his suburban Dallas high school on Monday. Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed said he'd pulled his daughter and Ahmed's younger brother from Irving Independent School District schools as well. "Ahmed said, 'I don’t want to go to MacArthur,'" Mohamed said. "These kids aren’t going to be happy there." It's unclear what's next for the teen, though MIT has offered to enroll him.